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Re: XML mantra

  • From: Peter Flynn <peter@silmaril.ie>
  • To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2019 19:10:36 +0000

Re:  XML mantra
On 27/01/2019 23:26, Rick Jelliffe wrote:
> Hmmm.  s/data/document/g

I think Sean called it the "XML Pipeliners' Mantra".

> I don't see that it has ever been shown that XML is generally great
> for non-document data, such as relational data.  And the rise of
> JSON suggests it is not so congenial for non-pipeline uses too,
> doesn't it?

It's occasionally a convenience for relational data (MySQL's -X option
is useful) and also convenient when the data contains text that requires
markup of some kind (mixed content).

> Non document data tends to be XML only when there are other
> requirements or factors, such as longevity, validation,
> standardization, surrounding architecture, use of framework or
> library, team exposure, lack of datatypes, where the data firms a
> natural hierarchy, and so on.

May I quote this in the XML FAQ, please, Rick?


> On Sat, 26 Jan. 2019, 23:23 Costello, Roger L. <costello@mitre.org > wrote:
>     Still worth repeating …..____
>     __ __
>     XML mantra:____
>     __ __
>               1. Get data into XML as quickly as possible____
>               2. Keep it in XML until the last possible minute____
>               3. Bring all your XML tools to bear on solving the data
>     processing problem____
>     __ __
>                           -- Sean McGrath____
>     __ __
>     See slide 12 of "Performing impossible feats of XML processing with
>     pipelining"____
>     __ __

Peter Flynn | Principal Consultant | Silmaril Consultants | Cork 🇮🇪
Ireland | ☎ +353 86 824 5333 | ✉ peter@silmaril.ie | 🌍

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    • XML mantra
      • From: "Costello, Roger L." <costello@mitre.org>
    • Re: XML mantra
      • From: Rick Jelliffe <rjelliffe@allette.com.au>

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