RE: Still not the essence of XML (was Re: S-e xpress
Possibly. It's probably: 1. There are more data wranglers overall than document wranglers at the level of the frameworks where XML is applied/developed (database islands, messaging, etc) 2. People doing documents tend to favor HTML where all of the more important rendering and address/location issues have been resolved (Save As HTML, compile HTML Help, etc). 2. Dare isn't intimately involved with the documentation folks. My impression is that the database folks are more involved in the server side antics of the web, and that XML exports from document (say WYSIWYG) systems are still rare. They weren't numerous for SGML either, were pricey, and tended to be installed only in very large organizations with either contractural requirements (say CALS) or very long lifecycle documents (say aerospace). Note that Microsoft has apparently booted away its work on creating XML-based Help systems. I have to wonder about that one. len -----Original Message----- From: Doug Rudder [mailto:drudder@d...] >Secondly, from my experience working with XML there are a lot more data-centric users of >XML than there are markup/document centric users. Could this be partly because many of those interested in markup/document centricity are already using SGML and have not seen a reason to migrate to XML yet?
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