So I probably have to broaden my question: Are there any documented
experiences with using XML for applications outside the scope of what
the Web is *today*?
For example, our group's previous project (Beyond Sniff) has used a
proprietory generic data representation mechanism (called Any's
(not to be confused with CORBA anys)) to (meta-)model the repository
of a software development environment.
Now with XML, I hope we can simply kick out our proprietory
parsers, file/repository readers/writers, etc., and use off-the-shelf
PS: An example would be a UML "formalization" using XML for
the repository of a modeling tool. Or, what about XML based modeling
of database schemas?
(PPS: Is it schemata in English?)