Re: (Fwd) Re: XML and GNOME community

>   XML seems to be widely accepted as the next document interchange format,
> and somewhat I tend to think that it's a good thing, I would at least
> be able to build tools making sense of it in my environment, which is
> not the case for *sigh* current interchange formats 

XML is a file format, while OLE2 and OpenDoc implement a component
model.  Nothing is stopping us from using XML as the on-disk
representation and it is actually a good idea.  Every component is
free to use whatever file format they want:  they will all end up in a
structured storage file.

(Structured storage is basically a filesystem withing a file and you
provide a CORBA interface to it).


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