One million new XML documents before May 31 (was Re: Short Essay: Squeezing RDF into a Java Object Model)

David Megginson david at
Mon May 3 23:20:11 BST 1999

David Megginson writes:

 > Just so -- personally, I've had no need to use most of the stuff
 > either (it's a classic 80/20 thing), and I've written ad-hoc RDF
 > libraries that work just fine for my customers' real-world
 > requirements, including one for WavePhore that's happily processing
 > streaming RDF data records for over 2,000 newswire stories
 > (probably more than that by now) every day at dozens of customer
 > sites.

I just found out that WavePhore's actually sending out 26,000 newswire
stories every day now: that's 26,000 XMLNews-Meta (RDF) records *and*
26,000 XMLNews-Story (NITF) documents, for a total of 52,000 new XML
documents every day, or over one million new XML documents every 20
days.*  I don't know the numbers from others using XMLNews.

All the best,


* Or over 1 billion new XML documents every 53 years -- not quite as
  fast as MacDonald's flips burgers, but people cannot read as fast as 
  they can eat.

David Megginson                 david at

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