(XML)shearing files between programs without data loss

Jean-Marc Vanel jmvanel at FREE.FR
Sat Dec 4 17:04:23 CET 1999

Shearing files between programs without data loss

Several users have reported problems of data loss when passing files
between programs. With XML and the Document Object Model, this will
never happen, because it's easy for a programmer to work on the document
tree, just adding nodes where additions have been made by user, and
leaving the other parts unchanged. So a round-trip beetwen programs will
be feasible, leading to a composite document having a common core of
elements understood by both programs, some elements understood by
program A only, and some by program B only.

"XML is not a problem, it's full of solutions"

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