RE: XML - where's the beef?

Subject: RE: XML - where's the beef?
From: KMcLauchlan -at- chrysalis-its -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 12:44:07 -0400

Hm. Nekkid? You can write XML that displays
directly in IE5.5 and that does things that
HTML isn't capable of -- in that browser?
Or do you mean that you filter your XML code
through a style sheet that provides to the
browser a bunch of equivalencies to... html?

I've been pondering the (dusty) outside cover
of my "XML Bible", thinking of making some
dual/triple-use content for print/PDF and
for our web-based customer-service FAQ.
Will I be able to make things happen on our
web site (from that XML content) that would
not be readily do-able with the same basic
text, directly tagged as HTML?

I mean, I already see the value of getting
re-use from my content. But I've looked at
the XML path to web-ness as being basically a
conversion/interpretation step. I thought that
what I'd necessarily end up with would be no
more capable on the web than what I (or
somebody who's good at it... :-) could
produce using HTML and plug-ins.

Is that an incorrect/limited view?



>-----Original Message-----
>From: John Posada [mailto:jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com]
>My IE5.5 and NS6.0 browsers read XML just fine without being
>converted to HTML.


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