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

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On Monday 14 January 2002 09:20 am, Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:
> 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.
> >
> ><99874987kjhk>
> >	<gnygngyasdada>
> >		What is this?
> >	</gnygngyasdada>
> ></99874987kjhk>
> >
> >Case proved?
> No, because nobody would actually do that.

You should have a look at a few products that use XML now. It's not a 
lot of improvement over this...

> Names are not chosen randomly. They have meaning which 
> can be leveraged.

Not necessarily by humans, and only within a local interpretive 

Internationally standardized vocabularies/languages are kind of like 
esperanto et al....


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