Re: Giving up on XML

Subject: Re: Giving up on XML
From: Chris Borokowski <athloi -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwhirlers <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2007 06:02:57 -0700 (PDT)

Some of the confusion here regards the nature of XML.
It's part of a newer programming paradigm that
hopefully won't become as bloated and oversold as
object orientation.

XML is a file format; XSL is what converts that into
display or file output; in the middle there still need
to be applications to enter that data, and to do
something with it.

It's not that different than MIF.

If I were developing FrameMaker, for example, I'd plan
for this to be its primary use:

Frame --> XML
--> XSL --> Web/CMS
--> XSL --> XPS/PDF-application
--> XSL --> Database

And so forth.

--- quills -at- airmail -dot- net wrote:

> You have to have a structure first, then you can
> import a document
> and structure it. Much as you import a plain text
> file and format it.

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