RE: An easy-to-use technology is a double-edged sword (XML is
> The result is we end up with a > million XML vocabulary islands, which interoperate only by > creating complicated translation mechanisms, or don't > interoperate at all. XML's low barrier to entry has been a > mixed blessing for the Web. > Reuse is a mixed blessing too. Standard vocabularies like HL7 and XBRL can easily grow to be so large, complex, and abstract that they become extremely expensive to use. Defining your own little XML vocabulary that does exactly what you want and no more, and which can easily be transformed into something else, may give you better value for money. Michael Kay http://www.saxonica.com/
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