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Re: [CoreTeam]Re: [DotGNU]The shifting sands of identity

From: David Sugar
Subject: Re: [CoreTeam]Re: [DotGNU]The shifting sands of identity
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2001 12:45:56 -0500
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True. While XML is great for standardizing machine parsing of open and describale data formats between honest vendors, it does not in itself prevent abuse from dishonest ones. One could for example have binary data fields encoded in an XML document. Perhaps one could also patent DTD's and thereby lock out fair and open document exchange yet claim to be using XML in an "open" manner; certainly the precidence for patenting file format specifications thru the US patent office had been set with the ASF patent.

David Nicol wrote:

Tony Stanco wrote:

... The Feds are standardizing on XML with
almost a 100% certainty.

standardizing on "XML" is sort of like standardizing
that speech will be done with "the mouth".

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