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W. E. Perry scripsit:
> I believe that I have been consistently a stickler for well-formedness in
> XML: my first exchange with Peter Murray-Rust on this list emphasized the
> importance I attach to well-formedness, though in that case by contrast
> with those who believed that something more than simple well-formedness
> was required for XML to be truly useful.
Right enough, but I've never understood *why* you thought it was so important.
Your general scheme of things would work equally well if there were no
syntactic agreements at all.
A practical purist named Cowan [that's me: firstname.lastname@example.org]
Once put the rest of us dowan. [on xml-dev]
"Your verse would be sweeter http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
If it only had metre http://www.reutershealth.com
And rhymes that didn't force me to frowan." [overpacked line!] --Michael Kay