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   Re: SV: SV: [xml-dev] XML=WAP? And DOA?

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At 2:40 PM +0100 1/14/02, Jens Jakob Andersen, PDI wrote:

>This is one of the hypes about XML, that I'd like to defuse. XML is 
>not any more self-describing than CSV files. E.g.
>	<gnygngyasdada>
>		What is this?
>	</gnygngyasdada>
>Case proved?

No, because nobody would actually do that. What you've demonstrated 
isn't even XML. (You can't begin an XML name with a number.) Even if 
you fixed that, this is not how XML is written in practice. Names are 
not chosen randomly. They have meaning which can be leveraged.

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