Re: XML's place in the world
I have nothing to contest in this statement, but my point was not about how far XML has gotten, but about the trend going forward. This feels like a wonderful toast to past success, but says very little about new adoptions. COBOL was an amazing advance in its time as well... Thanks, Simon St.Laurent http://simonstl.com/ Jim Tivy wrote: > Well, I apologize for no hard data here but feel free to contest what I > say then I will try to find some data: > > XML is a leading open content format and is a leading open data format. > The key term is "open" - which herein means there are lots of tools, it > has an exchange format (text) and it is backed by a number of open > standards that flesh it out in many dimensions. > > As an open format XML has gone further than any other such format in the > history of computing. > > There are other important open data standards - CSV in the past and now > JSON as well as SGML. None of these have seen the breadth of > application and number of adoptions as XML (measured in kilograms). -- Simon St.Laurent http://simonstl.com/
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