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[REBOL] Re: XML comments >> implications for R3

From: edoconnor:gmai:l at: 10-Sep-2007 11:01

If the Rebol community grows significantly, the technical problems between XML and Rebol can probably be solved. Rebol has issues that XML does not have (adoption, licensing, not 100% open source), and XML has issues that Rebol does not have (bloat, complexity, technical shortcomings). Despite XML's problems, however, its future is secure. Rebol could benefit by helping programmers minimize XML's flaws. This is in total alignment with Rebol's role of helping programmers minimize complexity across the spectrum of today's IT environment (cross network/enterprise, heterogenous platforms, highly customized systems, federated applications/platforms). In my opinion, citicizing XML and/or pushing Rebol as a disruptor or potential replacement for XML is not likely to produce a positive, pro-solution message for Rebol. My $.02. Ed