Re: XML strategies
At 01:43 AM 21/07/2002, Mike Champion wrote: >But seriously, I interpreted Robert Leftwich's post as an honest inquiry >about a hard problem: That's what was intended. I apologize for any semblance of trolling and I'll try to be more specific. By way of explanation I draw a parallel to the early C++ days where there were a number of competing frameworks, ranging in complexity from simple collection classes thru to complete application frameworks and the perennial problems were - which do you choose, how much commitment do you make to the one vendor and is that the best long term choice. Depending on how early you came to C++ you might not have had the choice, you had to build your own, there was nothing else. Later you might have decided that the effort in maintaining those home-built solutions was too great and replaced them with something (possibly) more robust, but certainly tried and tested in a larger arena than your own. I an viewing the current state of xml as similar to this. There is a standardized core that provides sufficient power to tackle most relevant problems. But in order to do so you have to do a lot of 'rolling your own' solutions. There exists a number of third party 'libraries' that have tackled the problem of adding higher level functionality in different ways. The difficult choice for developers is which, if any, of those approaches is the best one, the one most likely to be worthy of long term investment. So the questions then are : 1. Is this the correct forum for this sort of discussion? 2. If so, is this a valid parallel? 3. If not, what is the current state of play in xml development? 4. If so, are there any articles/papers/etc that discuss the relative merits of the competing approaches (as I cannot find much relevant information via Google, et al)? Respectfully Robert
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