Re: More predictions to mull over
Michael Champion wrote: > I see that Elliotte Harold has published another set of XML predictions > http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-xml2007predictions.html > This set particularly intrigued me because they remind me very much of > what my 2002 predictions might have been if I had written them down. 5 > years ago, as best I recall without digging through the xml-dev > archives, I would have predicted more or less what he is predicting for > this year: A lot depends on timing. Double bumps and all that. :-) > > - XQuery would be close to a Recommendation and fuel demand for > native XML databases of the sort my then-employer developed. FWIW, I wrote that before the spec actually came out. :-) The real difference between now and then is that we have multiple real, solid implementations including open source products that are ready for production. That wasn't true five years ago. > - I donât think Atom was even a glimmer in 2002, but Iâm sure > that by 2003 the RSS mess was getting pretty ugly and I thought that > Atom would clean it up. Atom's already here. My prediction is for the Atom Publishing protocol specifically, APP. I could be wrong but I don't think anyone predicted that in 2002. :-) > - XForms seemed ready to provide a non-hacky way to generate > real XML data from a browser. Again it's the implementations that matter. I may be jumping the gun here, or I may be just plain wrong, but when I first looked at XForms seriously circa early 2005, the implementations were throughly inadequate and unusable. I don't think that's the case any more. > - People would grok that XML+CSS and/or XSLT in the browser > made all the ugly hassles forcing semantic markup into HTML unnecessary But back then there was not reliable browser-side support for XSLT. Today there is. Again it's not just specs but implementations that make the difference. > - Alternatives to IE would flourish (I think I was an Opera > devotee back then) You were right about that; just wrong about the specific alternatives. :-) -- ï»¿Elliotte Rusty Harold elharo@m... Java I/O 2nd Edition Just Published! http://www.cafeaulait.org/books/javaio2/ http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=0596527500/ref=nosim/cafeaulaitA/
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