What do XML consultants actually do?
Gavin Thomas Nicol
gtn at ebt.com
Tue Nov 23 03:29:02 GMT 1999
> God! If I were paid to help people figure out XML syntax, I would be
> way, way, way, WAY overpaid. What companies hire consultants for is
> to help them understand how to exchange and process information: 90%
> of the complexity comes from the nature of the information they're
> trying to model and the business environment in which they work, 9.9%
> of the complexity comes from finding, learning, and integrating the
> software components, and perhaps the remaining 0.1% has something to
> do with the syntax of the markup layer (but probably not).
Absolutely. I've seen a number of project fail from incomplete
understanding of the problem domain, and none from incomplete
understanding of the syntax.
Again, the complexity isn't in XML... it's in the problems being
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