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Great realistic article on XML

 
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http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/pulpit20010419.html
lets do something about it !
 
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It also says that MS wants in the future to rent software
so it will have cash all the time $ that is the evil empire
At work for you.
part 1 of the first url:
http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/pulpit20010412.html

http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1003-200-4603136.html
http://www.lantimes.com/98/98jun/806a025b.html
 
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I think XML as lots of promise and is a good thing but , I know
in my heart that XML standards will be destroyed because of greed. Which is sad because It is pretty good.
 
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Here is a related essay by Dave Winer - good http://davenet.userland.com/2001/03/02/meAndMicrosoft
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about metadata:
Scientific American has a good article: �The Semantic Web�, section �Ontologies� http://www.sciam.com/2001/0501issue/0501berners-lee.html#ontologies
I think it answers most of problems with metadata.
As for other article, it is partly incorrect and partly obsolete. Partly valid, though.
�From this syntax and grammar, XML tools derive semantic meaning. A DTD that defines the tag <COLOR>red</COLOR>, for example, allows an XML processor to know that the word red represents a color.�
A DTD that defines the tag <COLOR>red</COLOR>, allows an XML processor to know that the word red is a content for an element named �color�, nothing more. Unfortunately.
�...if they obtain a pre-built DTD from a vendor, they will gain interoperability with outside entities but risk possible inconsistencies should another vendor create a competitive DTD.�
Was the article written in 1998? If so, then well, namespaces were introduced as a response to this problem.
But it the point is that XML doesn't solve all our problems automatically, than it's a good point.
 
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Originally posted by erich brant:
It also says that MS wants in the future to rent software
so it will have cash all the time $ that is the evil empire
At work for you.

What does that have to do with the issue at hand?
I can understand why companies go with subscription models: it makes piracy damn near impossible. With the current level of piracy that is all the reason a company may need (who will give out his registration numbers if it means his credit card is charged every time someone uses it).
 
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With Renting a house vs Owning for example you have more legal
rights by owning then renting !
 
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