[unrev-II] Fwd: The Three Myths of XML

From: Jack Park (jackpark@thinkalong.com)
Date: Thu Jun 14 2001 - 20:53:09 PDT

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    >From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@ingr.com>
    >Subject: The Three Myths of XML
    >To: XML-Dev Mailing list <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
    >Kendall Grant Clark has published a funny satire
    >of the three myths of XML at www.xml.com this week.
    >It makes good reading. I wonder how many still
    >subscribe to such myths and why. It appears to
    >me that the selling of the web, the urge to get
    >the publicity and seize the domain before the
    >results are ready have as much to do with this
    >as any particular quality of XML. On the other
    >hand, very large government pipelines of data
    >aggregation do exist that would benefit enormously
    >from using XML (cheaper and tends toward winnowing
    >out duplication). As said in the past, the way of
    >markup is as powerful if not more powerful than
    >the actual technology but you have to do a lot of
    >this to understand the obvious. It is the quality
    >of the information domain (enough similarity to
    >enable a coherent schema that can be shared) that
    >determines if it succeeds. I can write a schema
    >for you cat but who will you share that with?
    >XML isn't magic. It is a computer science. Getting
    >people to agree to use the agreements, that's magick.
    >Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
    >Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h
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