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Elliotte Rusty Harold scripsit:
> One of the very strong features of XML is that you can open it up in
> any reasonable text editor and make sense out of it.
Provided said reasonable text editor understands the local line-end
format. Reasonable Windows t.e.'s can't cope with Unix format,
and reasonable Unix t.e.'s can't cope with Mac format.
Reasonable MVS t.e.'s can't cope with Windows, Mac, *or* Unix format.
> *incredibly* useful for developers and for teaching. It is a large
> reason why XML is superior to binary file formats.
I agree. Which is why saying that some developers, on some
systems, have the choice "XML xor plain text", we have an
inequity that must be fixed.
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan email@example.com
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