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W. E. Perry scripsit:
> The Infoset is an incomplete (as its editor continues
> to admit, I believe) abstraction derived from the syntactic possibilities
> permitted in the XML Recommendation.
Admit, is it? Nay, sir, I proclaim it!
An effort was underway at one time to define a truly complete abstraction,
with one ADT for each of the 84 syntactic rules in the XML 1.0 Recommendation.
While I was not opposed to this, my feeling was and remains that this
would be an abstraction that didn't really abstract anything.
He made the Legislature meet at one-horse John Cowan
tank-towns out in the alfalfa belt, so that firstname.lastname@example.org
hardly nobody could get there and most of http://www.reutershealth.com
the leaders would stay home and let him go http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
to work and do things as he pleased. --Mencken, _Declaration of Independence_