RE: Alternatives to browsers (was Re: Alternatives to the W3C)
Didier PH Martin wrote, > The important thing to see here, is that if we use a common > format for either document or data, then data could be seen as a > document. For instance, the marshaled content usually opaque can > be seen as a document and displayed in a browser. Or a document > could be transformed and fed to a CORBA/DCOM object. The end > result versatility and a huge paradigm shift to do ;-) Remember that my original question was, 'Why is _application_ specific_ markup preferable to an _application_specific_ binary wire protocol'. XML encoding gets you a common generic format, but it doesn't get you semantic transparency. So, sure, you'd be able to parse the contents of XML rpc packets, but that doesn't mean you'll be able to do anything interesting with them. Cheers, Miles -- Miles Sabin Cromwell Media Internet Systems Architect 5/6 Glenthorne Mews +44 (0)20 8817 4030 London, W6 0LJ, England msabin@c... http://www.cromwellmedia.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/ or CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 Please note: New list subscriptions now closed in preparation for transfer to OASIS.
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