RE: Partyin' like it's 1999
Dunno, Mike. How many companies do we want to put out of business this time? How much code do we want to obsolete so that applications that were nearly done are now codeBits (do you want fries with that?) Is this a case of tidying or do we get a whole new set of 'inventors'? Why not toss out this whole 'pointy' thing and get back to a clean one pass parse based on proper data definitions, white space, end of lines, and curlies (let's Do C!)? Right... I read the applied DevCon papers thinking that this is what geeks do: out do other geeks. It may be the case that XSD is overbuilt but there are alternatives. It may be the case that XML is too verbose but there are alternatives. It may be that namespaces open portals to hell, but... well there is no but for that one. We're once again stuck with a YAGNI solution that causes problems once it gets applied outside the narrow mission for which it was designed (and that will be the limit to Rutan's solution too. Ever measure the radiation endured in suborbital flight through composites?). There comes a point where the business execs and the data owners look back and say "good enough" and push back because the costs of reinnovation are restarts in too many places. So that bit of curmudgeonry aside, I expect some application language shake-out, but do-over of XML (a la Park), it ain't gonna happen. Are there any non-XML geeks, or are there XML geeks still trying to make the front pages of C/Net? len From: Michael Champion [mailto:michaelc.champion@g...] We're coming up on the 5-year anniversary of the mother of all xml-dev permathreads, about whether XML and the related specs are too complex and in need of simplification. <snip/> So, 5 years later ... is it NOW time to think seriously about cleaning up the core XML specs to address the challenges that real-world non-XMLgeeks have with them (hopefully without throwing out the interoperability baby with the bathwater), is it time to redouble efforts to educate non-XMLgeeks on why they should eat their XML 1.0 veggies and stop whining, will better tools and best practice guidelines solve the problems, or what?
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