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Re: a or b or both - mystery..

Murali Mani wrote:

> I have asked professors and others -- everyone I have asked believes
> things just will not work without closure - you will get unexpected
> things.

What things will not work and what unexpected things might you get?

> I think if you use XML only for data exchange, then closure does
> not matter, but if you want to do actual processing, then I think closure
> is *very* important.

What sort of processing? I have been involved with (perhaps a different form of?) SGML
and XML processing for ten years and I don't really even understand the problem...:-)

> And it was a pleasure trying to explain whatever I know. I think everyone
> in this group tries to learn from the other.

Absolutely - what you know still seems to be whizzing by me a bit, but I appreciate
your taking the time.


Marcus Carr                      email:  mrc@allette.com.au
Allette Systems (Australia)      www:    http://www.allette.com.au
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."
       - Einstein