Seems it's all been worthwhile :)
Some news. In the July 1997 issue of EXE:The Software Developers' Magazine there was an article of mine on XML which I ended with this speculation: "It's possible to look away from the small print of the XML proposal to the larger picture of real world documents perhaps sceptical of the changes being asked for [by W3C]. Arguably though XML is the best attempt yet to move on from so-called plain text as the lowest common denominator for document interchange... somewhere in my mind's dark recesses I recall that Microsoft Word is based on an implicit structured outline model of documents; what price Word 9 or 10 coming XML-enabled with a DTD to cover all documents ever produced by versions 1 through 8?" (If you would like a copy of the article point your whatsit at http://www.dotexe.co.uk/ or email me and I will send you the SGML original. Please allow for the fact that it was written February based on the 1st XML draft.) The news is that this scenario might not be that far away: "Microsoft CEO Bill Gates recently said that XML will be the data format for Office and HTML will be the display standard." I have the following reference for this: Vendors to push XML as all-purpose Web middleware format http://www.infoworld.com/cgi-bin/displayStory.pl?97121.exml.htm Some news. If you have that killer XML app in the works, you'd better start looking to your laurels. -- adrian Adrian Orlowski adrian@s... xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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