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Re: A simple guy with a simple problem

At 05:19 PM 3/15/01 -0500, Jonathan Borden wrote:
> > Too much understanding needed, though, for too little gain.
> >
>Perhaps to -write- XML Elements of Style, but best practices stand on their

Heh.  Writing _XML Elements of Style_ was easy, after two years on 
XML-Dev.  Haven't need to change much, either.

Unfortunately, I think you're losing track of the fact that 'best practices 
stand on their own' for us XML-Dev folks, but not really for the rest of 
the world.  I genuinely hope there's a better-selling book that goes into 
as much detail on the 
validating/non-validating/namespace-aware/non-namespace aware parser issues 
as XMLEOS (Amazon rank:111,042), but I haven't seen one yet.  Most books 
gloss over these issues, and the few that mention them don't tend to 
(ma)linger on them.

I'll be giving a full day tutorial on them in May - 

Might as well profit selling aspirin, when headaches abound.

Simon St.Laurent - Associate Editor, O'Reilly and Associates
XML Elements of Style / XML: A Primer, 2nd Ed.
XHTML: Migrating Toward XML
http://www.simonstl.com - XML essays and books