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At 07:02 AM 6/11/2002 -0600, Matt Gushee wrote:
>Data entry is a user interface issue. There are plenty of applications
>out there that allow you to type in "June 11, 2002", then store it as,
>e.g., 2002-06-11. I don't think anyone is saying end users should be
>subject to such rigid constraints, or if they are they should be slapped
That's a nice way to look at it if you come to XML from the expectation of
a GUI editor or forms-based system between the user and the markup.
It's downright nonsensical if you come to XML from a more hands-on approach
where encountering markup on a regular basis is part of the fun, or where
conversion from existing documents is a critical part of the job description.
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