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RE: What do XML consultants actually do?

  • From: "Gavin Thomas Nicol" <gtn@e...>
  • To: "'XML Dev'" <xml-dev@i...>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 22:08:53 -0500

RE: What do XML consultants actually do?
> God!  If I were paid to help people figure out XML syntax, I would be
> way, way, way, WAY overpaid.  What companies hire consultants for is
> to help them understand how to exchange and process information: 90%
> of the complexity comes from the nature of the information they're
> trying to model and the business environment in which they work, 9.9%
> of the complexity comes from finding, learning, and integrating the
> software components, and perhaps the remaining 0.1% has something to
> do with the syntax of the markup layer (but probably not).

Absolutely. I've seen a number of project fail from incomplete 
understanding of the problem domain, and none from incomplete
understanding of the syntax.

Again, the complexity isn't in XML... it's in the problems being
solved. 

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