XML *should* be boring
Simon St.Laurent writes: > If that's the case, we've all lost out, and should tell the > magazines to cool the hype and settle down to more important > stories on exciting issues like stock prices and IPOs. I wish that we could have prevented the hype in the first place, but that's all spilled milk now. XML is a very important standard -- I think that it is roughly to information exchange what TCP and IP are to networking -- but it's still just a standard, not a product. Normal people don't get excited about TCP/IP; instead, they get excited about the applications that happen to use TCP/IP, and they soon take it for granted that different applications can communicate so easily under different circumstances (a noisy copper phone wire, ethernet, fibre optic, wireless, ATM, all across different OS's and architectures). If we do our job as well as the TCP/IP people did, users should hardly notice that XML exists -- after all, we're supposed to help them do their work, not draw attention to our own. All the best, David -- David Megginson david@m... http://www.megginson.com/ 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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