Re: Why I Hate Palmtops (was: Re: SGML, XML and SML)
At 09:42 AM 11/25/99 +0100, Paul Prescod wrote: >Cell phones must increasingly deal with structured information. >Therefore cell phones need to deal with XML. Agreed, but that doesn't answer the question of "Why XML?". Why not ASN.1, SGML, SML, or a non-standard binary encoded XML that might be more suitable over small pipes? The proxy on the last-hop to the cell phone can take care of bidirectional conversion, right? IMHO, that answer only arrives once you realize that this structured information isn't restricted to travelling the client/server path and always going through that proxy. What if I want to send a web page or vCard or whatever to another cell phone via IR or Bluetooth, where there's no proxy available? That's where a well-deployed standard matters, and *that's* "Why XML?". MB 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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