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Wow, XML standards really are simple after all

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Sean Neville

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Wow, XML standards really are simple after all (View in Weblogs)
Posted: Jun 30, 2003 7:55 AM
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Confused by the chaotic maelstrom of XML specifications coursing through all those standards organizations? Take a look at this, and enlightenment will follow...
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This diagram puts it all into perspective, doesn't it. Sheesh.

Ok, sarcasm again. We can't seriously expect typical developers to make sense of this stuff, even those who just love to read specs. But for a giggle, try this piece of humor I picked up from a friend at Sun -- show that diagram to your hardware engineer friends and bask in the reaction: "Hey, a schematic! I think those software XML guys are really on to something!"


Steve Holden

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Re: Wow, XML standards really are simple after all Posted: Jun 30, 2003 8:28 AM
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Well, the only thing wrong with the diagram that I can see is the "last updated" date, which should clearly have been 18 days earlier.

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Steve

James Britt

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Re: Wow, XML standards really are simple after all Posted: Jun 30, 2003 9:45 AM
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First, why does the diagram contain things such as JPEG and GIF? Second, and more significant, XML is, like, *extensible*, so (and I wish I could recall who made this observation first) listing all the specs based on XML is like listing all the specs based on ASCII.

Paul Wujek

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Re: Wow, XML standards really are simple after all Posted: Jul 1, 2003 9:57 AM
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This looks incomplete, at least, they only put in XML Schema, they left out all the other schema variants (Relax NG, Schematron, etc.)

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