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Re: A good argument for XML

From: Tom Bradford <bradford653_at_REVERSE-THIS.moc.oohay>
Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2005 08:35:00 -0400
Message-ID: <42C53874.6060807@REVERSE-THIS.moc.oohay>


Gene Wirchenko wrote:
> XML is an alleged solution looking for a problem.

This is a '1997' argument whose validity is no longer acceptibly spoken as such a generalization.

The W3C has been more than happy to synthesize the problems for us through the introduction of XML dependencies... RDF, SVG, XHTML, et al.

   The problems are here, welcome or not. Beyond that, there have definitely been problems to which XML is an ideal solution. Mixed content is a major one. Parts explosion is another.

There have been many who have argued that the relational model is all-encompassing, and that is definitely true. But just because you 'can' do something with a particular solution, it doesn't necessarily mean that you 'should' do something with a particular solution, or even that the solution is ideal in all cases.

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Received on Fri Jul 01 2005 - 07:35:00 CDT

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