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- From: email@example.com (Kragen Sitaker)
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Sat, 13 Nov 1999 16:19:39 -0500 (EST)
Tim Bray writes:
> Argh! Heresy. The single root element is one of the Good Things about
> XML. It means that you know unambiguously when an information unit has
> ended in a way that's decoupled from the closure (or not) of the socket
> by the programmer at the other end. -T.
But you can have comments and PIs after the end of the root element.
So the single root element doesn't really solve this problem.
One protocol I remember reading about uses ]]>]]> to separate XML
documents, since that's a sequence that can't occur inside a legal XML
<email@example.com> Kragen Sitaker <http://www.pobox.com/~kragen/>
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