Is XML dead already or what? Was: RE: What is XML for?

Paul Prescod paul at
Sat Jan 30 17:53:50 GMT 1999

"Borden, Jonathan" wrote:
>         I like your criteria. Does the Internet fulfill this, with say HTML and
> search engines? 

Search engines only do full-text search. When I can upload an XQL, XML-QL
or OQL query to AltaVista and get back the results in seconds then I will
be impressed both with it scalability and flexibility. Right now I am only
impressed with its scalability.

> The point being that a flatfile system with appropriate
> indexing, caching and distribution can handle all sorts of information needs

Fine. But does anyone know how to do the "appropiate indexing, caching and
distribution" for the kind of thing I described above?

 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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