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From: David Botton <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2000 23:30:18 -0700
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X-To: "Robert C. Leif, Ph.D." <[log in to unmask]>
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I get such a kick out of the "Lets go XML" deal. XML
as a "programming tool" is already so poluted with
platform specific versions that if it ever does get
standardized it would make no difference.

The only reason AdaPower isn't XML'd from start to end
is the only browser supporting XML and letting you do
anything half decent with XML is Internet Explorer on
Windows! (I do expect to some day have all of
AdaPowers articles availble in an XML format for
download, exchange, etc. though)

XML has some nice features for data exchange, but it
is sad that a mark up language is being pushed as a
programming language and the answer to all problems
with a syntax that makes you wish you were programming
in C.

David Botton


> From: Bob Leif
> It is now time to for Ada to switch to the next
> software epoch, XML.

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