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RE: A simple guy with a simple problem

The smartest thing I ever heard a programmer 
say about his new manager when asked how 
things were going:

"Ok, I guess.  In another six months 
we should have him trained and then he 
will begin to do useful work."

How smart is Bob?

Well he knows about round tripping.  That 
means he knows he may have to go tell 
his manager about that problem with an 
incomplete and overly simple specification.

Or make sure the contract language is 
well-weaseled.  In either case, he is 
not a simple guy and he has several 
not so simple problems.


Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h

-----Original Message-----
From: Sean McGrath [mailto:sean@digitome.com]

>If "change 'STUFF' to 'stuff'" refers to the transfer
>syntax, then lexical processing is the correct solution.
>If it refers to the Infoset, then infoset processing
>is the correct solution.  Bob needs to take this
>up with his manager to clarify the requirements.

transfer syntax? infoset? All Bobs manager knows
is that valid XML comes in, some local processing
should happen and then XML should go out. Thats
all the contracts say:-)