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Re: Standards, then mergers

At 01:37 PM 7/13/2004 -0400, Matthew MacKenzie wrote:
>When I started out with ebXML, I was hoping for a revolution.  That was 
>overly idealistic, for the reasons you state.
>Evolution, however, is inevitable.

I agree that evolution is inevitable, and I've always held that the move
[eb]XML would be evolutionary rather than revolutionary.  However, 
evolution often tries a lot of dead ends before coming up with a species 
that survives.  It will be interesting to see how well ebXML and web 
services do.


Michael C. Rawlins, Rawlins EC Consulting
Using XML with Legacy Business Applications (Addison-Wesley, 2003)

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