Re: XML is boring (long --- sorry)
>If Microsoft, for example, were to store all their Office files in XML then >you could use any other tool to work on the files. I regret that this statement is no more true than saying "if they stored all their data in ASCII then you could use any other tool...". Storing data in XML is a useful step towards this goal, but it is not sufficient. The XML constructs used also need to be well-documented. Given the choice between a well-documented XML format and a well-documented non-XML format, the difference is not whether you can process the data, but how easy it is. Anyway, I question the goal. I still believe encapsulation is a Good Thing. I don't think the world would be a better place if every application revealed all its internal data structures (or even just its persistent internal data). Mike Kay 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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