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RE: Action item on syntax-based interoperability

From: Dare Obasanjo <dareo@microsoft.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2003 04:53:57 -0700
Message-ID: <830178CE7378FC40BC6F1DDADCFDD1D1D51687@RED-MSG-31.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Jonathan Robie" <jonathan.robie@datadirect.com>, "Tim Bray" <tbray@textuality.com>, "Michael Champion" <mc@xegesis.org>
Cc: <www-tag@w3.org>


From: www-tag-request@w3.org on behalf of Jonathan Robie
Sent: Sat 10/25/2003 3:57 AM
To: Tim Bray; Michael Champion
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
Subject: Re: Action item on syntax-based interoperability

HTML is tremendously useful as a document format on a computer with no
network connections and a lot of documents on the disks. XML is
tremendously useful for representing data with or without the network. Do
you really want to discard every technology from your architecture if it is
useful without a network connection?

[Dare Obasanjo] The question isn't whether it is useful without a network connection but whether it is primarily a Web technology. My personal opinion as someone who's worked on and with XQuery is that it is fundamentally not a Web technology. Calling XQuery a Web technology is like calling the C programming language a Web technology because there are POSIX socket APIs and people write Web robots in C. 
Received on Saturday, 25 October 2003 07:53:56 UTC

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