From: Adam L. Beberg (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Sep 13 2000 - 20:11:32 PDT
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What exactly work is XML supposed to save me again?
If I want accounting to talk to shipping, I still need to program both
ends to chat ... work saved zero.
If I want to coordinate with company B, we still need to teach both ends
to translate ... work saved zero.
If I want to transmit data, most real world examples show it swells x3,
work saved negative 2x.
If my application developer goes dot-com dot-dead my data is stored in
XML, but I still need to translate it to something useable... work saved
Lets "standardize" on what a blah-6 is, only in the "real world" you
can't standardize a blah-6or you have no way to make money, you get the
data in the format the other guy uses and deal with it.
Holy grail, yea right... So was, C, C++, VB, Java, not one saved me any
time, and just made dumber people into "programmers". Same story,
different marketing department.
Save me TIME and MONEY or shut up about XML already.
- Adam L. Beberg
Mithral Communications & Design, Inc.
The Cosm Project - http://cosm.mithral.com/
firstname.lastname@example.org - http://www.iit.edu/~beberg/
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