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

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On Tue, 2002-01-15 at 11:51, Nicolas LEHUEN wrote:
> Maybe what we try to say is that from a programmatical point of view, there
> is no added information in a format where the meta-data is embedded into the
> data, compared to a format where meta-data is expressed in a header and pure
> data follows. 

Not true.  XML's embedded markup permits the creation of arbitrarily
labeled hierarchies.  It's rather difficult to connect headers to such
things - CSV column headers only work with columns.  Markup structures
introduce the possibility of a very different kind of structural

(And that is, I think, why XML is a much more interesting topic of
discussion than CSV.)

Simon St.Laurent
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Errors, errors, all fall down!


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