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Re: A simple guy with a simple problem
- From: "Steven E. Harris" <email@example.com>
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 11:53:48 -0800
Sean McGrath <email@example.com> writes:
> Freedom-of-authorship cuts little ice with Bobs boss who is just
> trying to build robust B2B systems with XML.
I knew you'd say something like that!
Relying upon preservation of the source input stream's peculiarities
simply doesn't constitute a "robust" usage - or expectation of -
XML. The XML you'd get out the other side of a SAX-level filter would
still produce the same results if re-parsed¹, so why impose this
syntactic preservation requirement?
¹ Unless we're trying to do some "compression" by using entities to
avoid repeating long strings inline. But I digress.
Steven E. Harris :: firstname.lastname@example.org
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