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Re: [xml-dev] Build applications using the "simplicity stack"

Hi Amy, I don't quite understand what you are saying sorry (is there a missing comma?)

But taking a guess: XML can be losslessly translated so why bother using it for real work (other than as a messaging format). True, but is there work involved in translation? If yes (marshalling,mapping to another logical model) then no-translation is cheaper, you have to justify translation IMO.

Take for example an XML stylesheet processing instruction, a very cheap option for creating a view of data that a human can understand in a browser, item 2 in my list (but its a largely failed technology, why, maybe its like herbal medicines, free so not marketed).


On Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 12:46 PM, Amelia A Lewis <amyzing@talsever.com> wrote:

On Tue, 1 Apr 2014 12:35:36 +1100, Stephen Cameron wrote:
> Related to the current 'Data is primary .... why?' thread, once you have
> your carefully crafted data-model what can you with it?
> Thinking in terms of a simplicity stack of non-mutually-exclusive options
> (cost-effectiveness is a better notion, simple might not be cost-effective
> in the long term, one option should build on another if possible).
> The combination of a data-model in XML Format (schema) and XML technologies
> is a powerful combination at the bottom of the stack, here are some
> expressions:

0) All the things that we haven't invented yet, that work with this
documented format or that work with a documented format to which this
one can be losslessly translated.

> 1) Schema Generated Forms (XML Editors)
> 2) Configuration for a data-driven/data-event programming paradigm.
> 3) Schema-aware "dynamic" language procedural programming before fully
> object-oriented.
> 4) Smarter generic data-browsers (query interfaces) via schemas as resource
> 'meta-representations'.
> 5) Smart (user-friendly) databases based on a conceptual/semantic
> data-models.

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