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As I said, you can do it in many ways. Having to read through a whole
bunch of XML in order to find the end doesn't seem to me to be
particularly simple--let's just say that we may disagree on this.
>If I have only one piece in one type, size is all that matters.
>Signaling the end of a document isn't especially difficult. I
>don't need or want the rest, as stated previously. It's NOT
>useful in this case.
Well, regardless of the usefulness of XML, it seems prudent to decouple
concepts that don't have to be coupled. A type parameter seems to be an
easy way to do that in this particular case.