Why I Hate Palmtops (was: Re: SGML, XML and SML)

Paul Prescod paul at prescod.net
Thu Nov 25 12:59:41 GMT 1999

rev-bob at gotc.com wrote:
> Perhaps you are - I still want to know what's behind the "XML in a toaster" imperative,
> and I daresay that's got to be on-topic here.  Like I said at the outset, I've heard a lot of
> talk about *how* to put XML in a cellphone, but nothing at all about *why* to do it.

XML is a way of representing information. Not books or tomes, but
information. From shopping lists to holy texts. Stock quotes to

Cell phones must increasingly deal with structured information.
Therefore cell phones need to deal with XML.

 Paul Prescod  - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for himself
"Like most religious texts, the XML 1.0 spec has proven itself 
internally-inconsistent, so we're going to have to invent some kind of 
exegetical method now to show how it's really all an allegory." - Anon

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