RE: Dissillusioned about interoperability.
Paul, This is one of the most concise expressions I've ever heard of both the power and limitations of the entire XML universe. Thank you. Jeff Sussna > -----Original Message----- > From: owner-xml-dev@i... > [mailto:owner-xml-dev@i...]On Behalf Of > Paul Prescod > Sent: Thursday, October 07, 1999 10:40 PM > To: xml-dev@i... > Subject: Re: Dissillusioned about interoperability. > > > Kent Sievers wrote: > > > > I am working on a project that is heavily involved with trying > > to make sense out of data from multiple outside sources. Years > > ago when we started out we had our own proprietary way of > > representing "documents", and had to convert the different > > formats into ours in order to consume them. > > Without getting into philosophy and magic let me point out that you've > won two things: > > * you know longer have to write parsers for these "properietary > languages" > > * there are dozens of tools for doing standardized transformations > between these sorts of languages -- including XSLT > > So XML is a nice simple specification that makes your life a > little bit > easier. It doesn't magically solve the entire "interoperability > problem." It solves one little layer. Things like RDF, > HyTime, XLink and > so forth solve other (also fairly thin) layers. I'm sorry it > is so often > sold as doing more. > > Paul Prescod > > 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/ and > on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 > To unsubscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; > unsubscribe xml-dev > To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the > following message; > subscribe xml-dev-digest > List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...) > > 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/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To unsubscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; unsubscribe 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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