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> Why even use XML?

No. In "The Art of Programming" (highly recommended BTW.) they say that 
whenever possible, use a textual representation of data because it's more 
robust, and easily handled by both human and machine. I think this is a great 
guideline, and XML can be used to represent structured data very easily.

As Tim says, it's like the new ASCII, but is also gives you a bit more depth.


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