Re: More Stupid XML Articles
----- Original Message ----- From: Dmitri Pavlenkov <dmitripavlenkov@y...> > I apologize for quoting the whole thing, but it seems > author here, while trying to point out disadvantages > of XML tools, managed to show us their great advantage > :) > "Nobody knows what to do about this." > author is generalizing, I know what to do about this, > you probably know, too, he should have said: "I don't > know what to do about this." It is very easy to find the paragraph containing "Nobody knows what to do about this". It is the only paragraph in the entire article. http://news.excite.com/news/zd/001004/10/killing-the ( I checked ). Now *I* will *really* quote the paragraph which you are criticizing and then I will be glad to get any sound answer from you. Even I'm not Dvorak ( I know a bit of XML buzzwords better than Dvorak knows ), but I almost agree with the point he is making. <q> There are no universal vocabularies, so each XML promoter just does things its own way. "Our way is the best!" The next company over, of course, is doing XML differently. For a large company that subscribed to the methodology of company A and spent millions of dollars to do so, it will be frustrating when, for some unknown reason, the company B approach becomes universal and a true standard. Nobody knows what to do about this. Death of simplicity. </q> Please, tell me what do you mean saying "I know what to do about this" ? What exactly do you know ? Rgds.Paul. PS. I think those who are saying that "this is like blaming ASCII" are cheating themselves. I can not explain where is the cheating, because it is hard to fight with arguments like this. PPS. I have been reading Dvorak's articles for a while ( for 10+? years) and I like his way of thinking. I think he is smart person, frequently making suspicious statements, but he tries to think. In the current brainwashed world of IT, people like Dvorak are rare and I respect them. I respect Dvorak no matter that he is making some mistakes. I think those mistakes are not a big deal to make. Again - Dvorak is not a developer, but I think that his generalizations are better than many other generalizations from W3C lists.
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