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Re: Honest question

From: Mike Norton <xsideofparadise@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 11:00:15 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <174956.33462.qm@web82405.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
To: Erik Wilde <dret@berkeley.edu>, public-egov-ig@w3.org
Cc: Sean McGrath <sean.mcgrath@propylon.com>
Yes! This is just what the doc ordered - XML fever - I love it!  Thanks for 
links, guys! :)
Michael A. Norton

From: Erik Wilde <dret@berkeley.edu>
To: public-egov-ig@w3.org
Cc: Sean McGrath <sean.mcgrath@propylon.com>
Sent: Tue, August 31, 2010 8:27:38 AM
Subject: Re: Honest question

looks like people out there are still suffering from XML fever...


i think sean is correct in saying that the problem may not be XML itself, but 
the expectation that it solves all the hard problems which are inherent to 
distribution and decentralization... cheers, dret.

Sean McGrath wrote:
> Mike Norton wrote:
>> Am I the only one in the world who's been driven mad by XML? Links 
> Mike,
> No, you are not alone:-) The biggest problem is not related to details
> of syntax etc. in my opinion. The biggest problem is the unrealistic
> expectations placed on XML to solve the worlds interoperability and
> semantic encoding problems. See http://xml.sys-con.com/node/40310.
> regards,
> Sean

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