[thelist] XML 2.0

Bob Forgey rforgey at alumni.caltech.edu
Tue Feb 13 13:41:01 CST 2001

>>>>> "Philippe" == Philippe J <philippejadin2 at swing.be> writes:


    Philippe> It seems to be the time to have some open standards...

    Philippe> XML on it's own won't save the world. (will the rest do? :-)

    Philippe> What I would like to see is an open organization that could create xml
    Philippe> standard for every kind of informations used by computers. (maybe it already
    Philippe> exists?)

    Philippe> For example, I'd like my email client to write my mail folders in an xml
    Philippe> file. So, I could use any email client and still have all my emails. The
    Philippe> same for my contacts, my bookmarks, the docs I write using my stupid word
    Philippe> processor, for 3d applications, for vector pictures (oops, we already have
    Philippe> svg), sound, video, scientific publications, archives,...
    Philippe> You see what I mean...

    Philippe> Without standards, it won't be really more usefull than the binary format
    Philippe> used by my awfull microsoft word ;-)
    Philippe> Just kidding, but really, it's time to have "rules".

    Philippe> [sorry for this piece of horrible english - you even didn't hear my
    Philippe> accent;-)]

    Philippe> Philippe

Haven't you heard? All standards are good standards -- that's why
there are so many of them... But there are some folks who agree 
with you: see http://oasis-open.org/

It's quite ambitious, actually.


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