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> On Thursday 17 January 2002 08:30 am, Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:
> > > (person
> > > (first-name "Gavin")
> > > (last-name "Nicol"))
> > >
> > >I would argue that XML provides no intrinsic benefit over this.
Of course it doesn't. No-one chooses XML because they think angle brackets
look nicer than round brackets.
> I agree that XML has practical benefits... but I think the cause is
> more from "standardization" (minimal level of interoperability as
> Marton says), "network effects", "application", and "tribal
> than from inherent benefits of the syntax.