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> From: Simon St.Laurent [mailto:email@example.com]
> Definitely. But XML builds on a solid foundation -
> locally-labeled nested hierarchical structures. HTTP builds
> on a pile of headers with limited hierarchies and ad hoc structure.
The data structure underpinning a HTTP message is a roughly a list of
key value pairs. The data structure underlying XML is a roughly a tree.
As I see it these data structures are appropriate for the respective
tasks at hand. What is more solid about trees than maps in the HTTP
Bill de hÓra