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Re: XML for Video, Pizza Shops & TakeOut

  • From: Marcus Carr <mrc@a...>
  • To: francis@r...
  • Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 11:11:28 +1000

xml and video

Francis Norton wrote:

> How about a really simple XML web service to query where a chain's
> nearest branch is? (+ phone, fax, URL and opening hours) - I can't think
> of any retail chain that *wouldn't* want to support this query...

Yes, but that's just a piece of corporate software that happens to be deployed in a
pizza shop. If that's the criteria for "XML in a pizza shop", then I guess you'd have
to call them "players in the e-commerce space" too, since they can accept credit
cards...:-)

John McFadden (OmniMark) always said that SGML was supposed to be under the covers - if
it wasn't, it was a poorly designed system. For the most part, the same can probably be
said for XML as well - it's a means to an end. I won't lose sleep if it doesn't get
sexier with every passing moment.


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Regards,

Marcus Carr                      email:  mrc@a...
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Allette Systems (Australia)      www:    http://www.allette.com.au
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"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."
       - Einstein



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