4.5.1. When to use an XML-based format

1. "Immediate need for a wide range of tools on a variety of platforms."

IMMEDIATE may be not appropriate because some chooses XML for potential 
comsumptions in the future. For instance, a company provides XML Web 
services likely for easy integration its partners need in the future.

2. "Early detection of encoding errors with no requirement to "work 
around" such errors."

More interpretations are necessary.

3. Desire for separation of web content and its presentation.-- the 
reason we use XML instead of HTML.

4. Maybe it is better to add "when NOT to use an XML-based format" if 

Best regards
Yuxiao Zhao
Address: Dept.of Computer and Info. Science
          Linköping University
          S-581 83, Sweden
     Tel: 046-13-284496
   Email: yuxzh@ida.liu.se
     URL: http://www.ida.liu.se/~yuxzh/

Received on Thursday, 25 November 2004 12:41:49 UTC