[XML-DEV Mailing List Archive Home] [By Thread] [By Date] [Recent Entries] [Reply To This Message]

Re: Why XML for Messaging?

xs40 alternative
>  but when the question of 
> 'why XML' comes up, the answers are reduced to 'because it 
> is there'.

The fact that we now have a universal data format that developer's can 
just assume will always be there is pretty damn compelling.  Perhaps it 
can only really be appreciated if you've lived through other bridges:
	rfc822 and mime/x.400
	sna / tcp/ip
	iso (GOSIP, anyone?) / tcp/ip
	archie, gopher / http

> Indeed, when a binary XML as an alternative is proposed and 
> solutions are documented, the WG is asked to jump through 
> hoops not asked of any other working group.

I completely disagree with this characterization.  When the XBC WG said 
"we want to provide an alternative to now-universal serialization", the 
TAG said "show us the numbers."  BTW, the TAG doesn't make policy 
decisions like what WG to create.  Right now, you can take any 
XML-generating application and feed its output into any XML-consuming 
toolkit.  We'd be fools to give that up without having concrete proof 
that it'd be worth it.

Rich Salz, Chief Security Architect
DataPower Technology                           http://www.datapower.com
XS40 XML Security Gateway   http://www.datapower.com/products/xs40.html


Purchasing Stylus Studio from our online shop is Easy, Secure and Value Priced!

Buy Stylus Studio Now

Download The World's Best XML IDE!

Accelerate XML development with our award-winning XML IDE - Download a free trial today!

Don't miss another message! Subscribe to this list today.
First Name
Last Name
Subscribe in XML format
RSS 2.0
Atom 0.3

Stylus Studio has published XML-DEV in RSS and ATOM formats, enabling users to easily subcribe to the list from their preferred news reader application.

Stylus Studio Sponsored Links are added links designed to provide related and additional information to the visitors of this website. they were not included by the author in the initial post. To view the content without the Sponsor Links please click here.

Site Map | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Trademarks
Free Stylus Studio XML Training:
W3C Member
Stylus Studio® and DataDirect XQuery ™are products from DataDirect Technologies, is a registered trademark of Progress Software Corporation, in the U.S. and other countries. © 2004-2013 All Rights Reserved.