Re: Adam Bosworth Article - what does "direct access"mean?
On Thu, 16 Jan 2003, W. E. Perry wrote: > "Cavnar-Johnson, John" wrote: > > I don't see "direct access" as anything more than easier way(s) to > > incorporate XML documents into the systems I > > design. You may believe that I'm designing these systems incorrectly, but > > I fail to see how this is a threat to XML in the general case. > > Provided only that full adherence to XML is not compromised, which would > surely result in those of us who use XML tools in ways unexpected in a given > environment being shut out. so do you feel that XPath or the data model it relies on compromises full adherence to XML? also, i think you forgot to tell us why or how data centricity/direct access threatens to snatch XML, or parts thererof, away from us. data models might not be your preferred flavour of XML, still doesn't mean they're not useful. unless it's XML itself that is being subverted by such views there's little threat to talk about, only a different solution space. or maybe you just want more limelight on other parts of the stage? regards, /m Martin Klang http://www.o-xml.org - the object-oriented XML language
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