Re: Refactoring XML ? was Re: What is an XML Documen
On Fri, Mar 08, 2002 at 08:53:34AM -0500, Mike Champion wrote: > More importantly, it will lower the barriers to entry for NEW XML users. I have a hard time with taking this assertion as truth, unless you expect them to rebuilt their tools from scratch and in that case I really hope new XML users are not gonna go this way because it definitely doesn't lower the barrier to reimplement. > The "XML Revolution" is not won. In a couple of years the marketing people > will be looking for the next Next Big Thing, the developers who had trusted > the IDEs and wizards to hide XML weirdness from them will be debugging systems > that broke when someone tried to deliver DocBook documents via SOAP (and > screaming for blood) , I'm tempted to say that this example doesn't hold, you would need to encapsulate <!DOCTYPE too. IMHO SOAP decided to allow only a subset of XML-1.0 to be carried because as an *application* of XML they have the right to subset the set of XML document they accept to handle. I don't see that as a major reason to make XML match the intersection of what the major applications accepts. Doing so is actually a very good way to have this refactorization be helpful for only a tiny amount of the current XML base. > and"disruptive innovators" will be offering > "like XML ... only better" or "actually delivers what XML promised" alternatives. Well you find those anyway, whatever the subset chosen. > I'd say that the XML community should be anticipating, and trying to head > off, this situation today rather than when it becomes a crisis. It's management basics, yes. I understand the goal, I'm not convinced so far with the argument that one should follow road A specifically. Actually I'm still wondering if going any new direction makes real sense. Daniel -- Daniel Veillard | Red Hat Network https://rhn.redhat.com/ veillard@r... | libxml Gnome XML XSLT toolkit http://xmlsoft.org/ http://veillard.com/ | Rpmfind RPM search engine http://rpmfind.net/
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