Other things I don't get

Hal Snyder <>
Wed Jan 29 00:41:20 CET 2003

Per Bergqvist <> writes:

> Regarding parlay they have now started to publish xml/soap interfaces.
> xml/soap for traffical interfaces is even more bizarro.               
> I asked a colleague the other day if he could explain one good thing  
> with xml and the funny thing is that he was totally confused about    
> this too.                                                             
> If I think xml as such is totally overrated, I believe that soap is   
> pure stupidity.  Since this xml hysteria has been bugging for quite   
> some time now it would be interesting to hear others opinions.        
> Am I way off here ???                                                 

Maybe, but you're not alone. One of my favorite XML debunking rants
came from Marcus Ranum on the loganalysis list:


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