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   Re: [xml-dev] XML doesn't deserve its "X".

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At 2:50 PM +0100 3/5/02, Eric van der Vlist wrote:

>Let's take a simple example... I have a text only element:
><ns1:foo>This is a simple example.</ns1:foo>
>If I extend this example to include a semantic element to identify
>"simple" as an adjective:
><ns1:foo>This is a <ns2:adj>simple</ns2:adj> example.</ns1:foo>
>I am changing a text leaf node into a mixed content including 2 text
>nodes separated by a child element and this will likely break 90+% of
>the existing applications.

Yes. However, XPath and XSLT based applications will process this 
correctly without blinking because this hasn't changed the string 
value of the ns1:foo element. The more I learn about XPath and XSLT 
the more I'm amazed by them.

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