XML: Missing the point
I think we are missing the whole point. XML isn't about standardizing the
internet, its only a way to reduce the cost in making new developments.
When using XML for delivering content, then we are sure that there are already
a lot of robust tools around that can take out parts of the development work.
However it is not a vertical standard! For each application, engineers have
to sit to gether on how they will standardize their content using XML, they
will most probably have a choice on multiple existing XML standards for the
same type of content.
With XML, we have a lot of tools available that can handle the syntax, and
lots of people that know what to do with it.
I hope I stripped down the hype and anti-hype by this small contribution,
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