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

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 From: "Elliotte Rusty Harold" <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>

> At 5:51 PM +0100 1/15/02, 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. The only advantage is for human eyes ; it is great for
> >debugging. But one should never think that embedding meta-data within data
> >gives any advantage to XML vs. "header-then-data" formats.
> That's exactly what I do think  

What about mixed content?  How do you do that in CSV reasonably? 

What about stream processing of open-content-model XML, where you don't know 
the elements being used until they are encountered?

Rick Jelliffe


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