XML is boring (was Re: coming clean with the SGML crowd)

Andy Dent dent at highway1.com.au
Fri Sep 11 12:52:35 BST 1998

At 6:28 PM +0800 11/9/98, Samuel R. Blackburn wrote:
>Looking at XML from a data centric
>perspective, there are things in it that are worthless, DTD's
>for example.
I disagree with this - DTD's for example will help us build a database
schema to contain the XML. Otherwise we'd have to scan a large XML file to
deduce the structure then rescan to store into the database.

This is a wholly data-centric viewpoint.
Andy Dent BSc MACS AACM, Software Designer, A.D. Software, Western Australia
OOFILE - Database, Reports, Graphs, GUI for c++ on Mac, Unix & Windows
PP2MFC - PowerPlant->MFC portability

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