The Pros and Cons of XML
Table of Contents:
- Basis for Comparison
- Brief History of XML
- Pro Arguments with Counterpoints
- Con Arguments with Counterpoints
- Appendix A: What is XML?
- There are 18 key arguments favoring XML
- There are 9 key arguments challenging XML
- Does XML represent a revolutionary technology change or is it basically the same old thing in new packaging?
- There are compelling reasons for XML’s longevity, but are matched by equally compelling challenges to its adoption and usage.
- There is an element of “religiousness” to various arguments on the pro and con side of XML.
- Ignore the hype and let your business needs determine your usage of XML
- Ignore the naysayers and evaluate how XML can truly impact your needs for the better