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On Thursday 17 January 2002 09:38 am, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
> But any tool
> that will select/match a nest is a good idea beyond
> eyeballing it because any recursing element will
> make you curse right along with it.  

Interestingly, most DTD's, and certainly most instances, have markup 
depths of no more than 8 levels or so (often 3 to 5). I think this is 
becaus people have a natural limit of stacking, and anything more 
results in "stack overflow, brain dumped" problems.

The deepest (I think) I ever saw for constrained (ie. required) 
nesting was the MILSPEC stuff.


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