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Arjun Ray [mailto:aray@nyct.net] wrote:

> Thank you.  This Inner/OuterXml stuff is just the old 
> document.write() of Javascript in new clothes.  The basic premise 
> is tag soup: writing a bunch of tags directly into what is 
> supposed to be a structured object.  Anyone who thinks Inner/OuterXml 
> is "useful" hasn't shaken off a mentality that is ultimately hostile 
> to XML use.  Which means that, as usual:
> Tag Soup Is Alive And Well.  -sigh-

Huh? So being able to move between the canonical serialized form and the
object model itself is hostile use?

It seems pretty obvious to me that in practice developers need to load
serialized streams into the tree (or subtrees of an existing tree) and
spit (portions of) the tree back out again. Microsoft's implementations
have simply provided various helpers that simplify the most common cases
(as ERH himself noted as particularly "innovative" in XOM).

This could only be considered 'hostile' in an Ivory Tower.

Aaron Skonnard <http://skonnard.com>, DevelopMentor <http://develop.com>
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