Great controversies of XML

David Megginson david at
Fri Jan 14 18:00:12 GMT 2000

"Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl at> writes:

> At 11:30 AM 1/14/00 -0500, Hunter, David wrote:
> >Does XSL vs. CSS count?  They're not inherent to XML itself, but they are
> >surrounding technologies.
> Don't know how I could possibly have forgotten that one.  With a fresh
> draft of XSL, we'll probably see more activity on that front in the near
> future, as well.
> This is going to be a very interesting training session!

Don't forget XML vs. relational databases.  That one hasn't reared its 
head for almost a year, but it was interesting at the time.

Oh yes, we forgot a big one, formats vs. protocols (try talking about
XML with a CORBA person for more than 30 seconds, and you'll see what
I mean).

All the best,


David Megginson                 david at

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