Problems loom despite XML success

XML may be living up to its hype but challenges persist. For one, as Dan Farber recently pointed out in his blog, industry observers are worried that the proliferation of XML schemas has gone too far, potentially creating new instances of interoperability problems.

XML may be living up to its hype but challenges persist. For one, as Dan Farber recently pointed out in his blog, industry observers are worried that the proliferation of XML schemas has gone too far, potentially creating new instances of interoperability problems. But there is another snag. Users are discovering that the "X" in XML, which stands for extensible, is a lot trickier than it looks. META Group analyst Nick Gall explains:

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