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John Cowan wrote:
>>> That means that on mainframe platforms, XML files are not plaintext files
>>> and vice versa. As a matter of justice, this is intolerable.
> Mainframes are far from obsolete: nothing can match them for speed of
> access to main memory, they contain much of the financial and accounting
> data our species maintains, and they are continuing to make money
> (since you bring that up) for the vendors who sell them.
I'm not sure what you are complaining about? We (a large
swiss bank) *do* routinely exchange XML between a mainframe
and machines running various other systems, including AIX,
WinNT and Solaris, with mainframe software both producing and
consuming XML, and we do so with XML 1.0. I can't see any
advantage in using XML 1.1 for this purpose.