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RE: A simple guy with a simple problem

At 01:42 PM 14/03/01 -0600, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
>So to ask as straight man:
>Why does XML have a feature that permits 
>a "bad practice"?

Any tool powerful enough to be useful for professionals
is going to be powerful enough to be dangerous when used
improperly.  E.g. there are lots of examples of bad
practice that can produce poor results with chainsaws, 
procedural programming languages, and 18-wheeler trucks.
The alternative - not having them - is unacceptable.

<nostalgia>Anyone remember the person worrying out loud
here about the "billion laughs" self-exploding
XML instance?</nostalgia> -Tim