XML: Too much of a good thing?

From cave maps to meat cuts, it's hard to find an industry or interest that isn't taking advantage of the fast-growing standard for Web services and data exchange. In the six years since the main XML specification was first published, it's spawned hundreds of schemas, benefiting everyone from butchers to bulldozer operators wishing to easily exchange information electronically.

From cave maps to meat cuts, it's hard to find an industry or interest that isn't taking advantage of the fast-growing standard for Web services and data exchange. In the six years since the main XML specification was first published, it's spawned hundreds of schemas, benefiting everyone from butchers to bulldozer operators wishing to easily exchange information electronically. While XML is lauded as a foundation for delivering Web services and SOAs, some industry observers worry proliferation that has gone too far, potentially creating new instances of interoperability problems. News.com's David Becker investigates...

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