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Re: xml problems- one more time



On Thu, 2007-01-25 at 17:25 -0600, Les Mikesell wrote:
> Aaron Konstam wrote:
> 
> > Well I have looked at four books on XML in every one the statement is
> > found that the purpose of XML is allow data used by various applications
> > to be stored in a standard format.
> 
> It is a standard way to represent name/value sets.  What names
> you use and what the values represent need another layer of
> standards.
> 
> > Now I will admit I began to believe that style sheets were necessary to
> > convert XML into pdf files or html files the existence of xmlto on the
> > Linux machines lulled me into the illusion that these stylesheets
> > existed in conjunction with that command otherwise what would xmlto be
> > good for?
> > 
> > As it is even after reading about xml in 4 books I find the conclusion
> > that xml is essentially useless. But I know that is not true, so I
> > remain confused.
> 
> By itself, the main value of xml is that a standard parser can
> extract the names/values in a portable way and if you use a
> DTD you can check that the values are valid.   Beyond that
> you need some agreement on what the names/values mean.
> 
> -- 
>    Les Mikesell
>     lesmikesellodo gmail com
> 
I understand what you are saying but let me repeat mu main question.
What is xmlto good for and how can it be used?
-- 
Aaron Konstam <akonstam sbcglobal net>


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