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Re: Why Don't 'We' Talk about XML ???

From: mlw
Subject: Re: Why Don't 'We' Talk about XML ???
Date: Tue, 18 May 2004 13:06:53 GMT
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Seeking Twine wrote:

> Having been immersed in the wonder of c# and XML the past few days -- I
> am shocked -- SHOCKED -- at the low level of /mindshare/ when it comes
> to XML in the Linux Community.
> XML is so much the man !
> And yet, I rarely hear it as part of any of the various Linux
> *architectures*

XML is a file/data format.
> Why not?

Because it isn't a big deal.

> What is it about Advocates that make them fear XML ?

> XML is data, interface and explanation all in one !

It is a text file format.
> XML is the answer to so many data issues.

No one is really asking the questions, except,  of course, Micro$soft.

> XML is the original /Open/ source technology -- it is human-readable and
> self explanatory -- it is the open source of data -- unlike the
> obscurities and arcanitude of the DBMS.

XML is a hugely inefficient mechanism to transport data. It has its places,
but it is not a universal cure all.

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