Interesting Monday.

Paul Prescod paul at
Wed Feb 3 09:57:32 GMT 1999

"Matthew Sergeant (EML)" wrote:
> The overall issue is
> now a concern for XML e-commerce. You can't cache or store parse trees for
> XML data that isn't static in any way, and that you only use once and then
> throw away.

Well, e-commerce is actually engaged in interchange so I grudgingly admit
that XML is probably useful. ( :) )

Consider, however, that an optimized subset of XML with an optimized
parser and optimized API would go faster. And if that fails, well, we can
always go back to the last universal format: S-expressions!

 Paul Prescod  - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for only himself

"Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did,
but she did it backwards and in high heels."
                                               --Faith Whittlesey

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