Re: Giving up on XML

Subject: Re: Giving up on XML
From: Chris Borokowski <athloi -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2007 06:44:29 -0700 (PDT)

And from /., on the topic of "Why XML may fail," we
have the following insight:

The Semantic Web will never work because it depends on
businesses working together, on them cooperating.

The future is not in the Semantic Web (or in Java, or
in enterprise computing - all for the same reason).
Careers based on that premise will founder. Because
the people saying all the semantic-webbish things -
speak the same language, standardize your work,
orchestrate the services - are the people who will
shut down the pipes, change the standards, and look
out for their own interests (at the expense of yours).

Seems to apply both to technical writers not using
stylesheets, the problems standardizing XML
implementations, the conflict between DocBook and
Frame and DITA and custom solutions, and much else.

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