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   Re: [xml-dev] Suggestion for an alternative XML 1.1

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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              cowan@ccil.org
Please leave your values        |       Check your assumptions.  In fact,
   at the front desk.           |          check your assumptions at the door.
     --sign in Paris hotel      |            --Miles Vorkosigan


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