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Separating content from presentation
- From: jwells123 <jwells123@e...>
- To: xml-dev@l...
- Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2001 15:04:47 -0700
Sorry if this is an old, dead horse on this list,
but does anyone see any substance in the supposed "separation of content
from presentation" feature of XML?
Since we had this years ago with
databases and server-side scripts, I'm thinking this (and certain
other misconceptions) are just attempts
to create visual, easily demonstrable features
for what is an inherently non-visual
technology. Since XML no doubt owes some of
its hype to its (distant) relation to HTML, which is visual, people wanted to be
shown features of XML that they could "see."
In the same vein, has anyone else noticed lots of
demonstrations of XML-using applications that make a point of exposing the
XML itself, as if its readability were an asset to the end user? Since XML works
in the background, it's hard to demonstrate its effects on the application from
the user's point of view.
I'm thinking that being able to explain the root
causes of these misconceptions will help me in explaining to people why they
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