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On Fri, 2002-05-10 at 03:02, Ronald Bourret wrote:
> "Simon St.Laurent" wrote:
> > Once you have that much metadata about "quantity" you can do an awful
> > lot of things you couldn't do when "quantity" was a textual type
> > identifer applied to text. You can optimize the representation of that
> > integer - which is what I've proposed - and you skip an awful lot of
> > intermediate processing to reach that number.
> > If all you really want is the number, why monkey around with text?
> Portability. It's the number one reason to use XML, made relevant by
> XML's ability to represent a huge variety of information.
But is XML the only portable way to exchange information? I don't think
so. XML has demonstrated that portability is possible. It has not
demonstrated that XML is the path all portable information must follow.
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