RE: terra incognita
> -----Original Message----- > From: Rick Jelliffe [mailto:ricko@a...] > > No. To not understand and recognize the focus of attention of the design > of XML results in misleading people that XML can do things it cannot do > well. Such as sending non-text data (such as control characters). > > I am sure this is upsetting for DBMS vendors who are trying so hard > to make XML into something they can get a profit from. But just because > your market is so big is no reason to come and foul up our backyard by > making XML allow non-text characters. > > Cheers > Rick Jelliffe > Heh. This reminds me one of the first XML-One Conferences in San Jose a few years ago. They had the conference divided into two tracks, by subject and physical location: document-processing and data -- each track held in one half of the building. At odd times, I'd pop into the various sides and remember thinking how wide the divide was. It's a little like the purveyors of Java saying that since it was originally designed for cable set-top boxes, that all other uses are superfluous... Ramin
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