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   Re: [xml-dev] Web Design Principles (was Re: [xml-dev] Generality ofHTT

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On Monday 28 January 2002 05:13 pm, Paul Prescod wrote:
> I know a guy whose job it was to deal with these variant structures.

My neighbour is on the other side: he has to conform to whatever the vendors push on him (as a producer). Did your friend work at a large company?

> If the XML community creates a new job description of "business
> document markup fixer" then I think we'll have done the white-collar
> working class a great disservice. 

For B2B/more formal systems, I entirely agree. The whole ROI of XML is such cases is to make it easier to create valid instances, and validate content early. There's still hard application problems there though.

For humanly created documents, I've found it *very* rare for people to mark up document well, even if they were asked to use word styles or somesuch.


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