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   Re: [xml-dev] XML in the alleged Real World

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> I write to how I want to learn -- which includes most of the "whys" then 
> following up with the "hows". So far it's been a successful format for me, 
> but not all authors and publishers agree with the approach.

I tried writing my book like that (Teach Yourself XML in 21 Days, 1st 
edition) and got nothing but flames for thanks. I felt that it was 
senseless to dive straight into examples without getting some 
background first -- or else the examples would be so trivial as to be 
pointless. The publisher insisted; they were. Most of the time the 
authors have very little to say ... 

Simon North. -- 
If a man speaks in a forest and no woman hears him, is he still 


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