Re: Not so stupid (was re: More Stupid XML Articles)
Paul Tchistopolskii wrote: > When W3C wil tell the truth? I mean that XML is > for developers, not for users. ;-) Oh.. sorry ... It must be the first day of duck season over there - the shotties seem to be going off in all directions now...:-) By user, do you mean someone who fills in a form online or browses the web? If so, of course XML is for developers. My major complaint about XML when it first arrived was that from an SGML perspective, I didn't believe that fragmenting a complex standard was going to result in a nett reduction in complexity; this seems to have been proven to be true. Nonetheless, breaking it down has allowed much more flexibility in the way we put it back together, and that has proved to be a winner. If by user you mean small groups creating web sites for their family reunion or breed of dog, what's wrong with them continuing to use HTML? We used to generate sites out of SGML data, but nobody ever felt sorry for people hand-coding HTML then, so what's changed? (We sometimes laughed at them, but never felt sorry...) If the XML family wasn't complicated, it probably wouldn't be very useful either. Although I find it hard to keep the bits and pieces that I know straight in my mind, I'm overall pretty satisfied with the result. > Right! Let's be realistic! XML is for developers ( who will be writing > that HTML Editor, for example ). And internal combustion engines are for mechanics, but that won't make me carry my clubs to the golf course. -- Regards, Marcus Carr email: mrc@a... ___________________________________________________________________ Allette Systems (Australia) www: http://www.allette.com.au ___________________________________________________________________ "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." - Einstein
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