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   RE: [xml-dev] What is Tag Soup?

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>Danny, you've just put your finger on the philosophical argument that
>occupies many of us for our whole lives.

Unintentionally...I certainly didn't see this coming ;-)

>The struggle to judge --> to know if something or someone is good
>or bad, or
>as George W Bush says, evil.

I can be pretty definite in my opinion that wasting resources isn't

>You could ask the same question about death. Is it good or bad that we die?
>It's really impossible to know, but if I had to make a choice I'd say it's
>bad. But does that mean I won't die? Unfortunately not. :-(
>So let's agree that tag soup is bad. Let's assume that every format that's
>deployed is far worse than the ones we can imagine. It often works
>that way,
>that with a little bit of experience it becomes clear where we could have
>done better. It happens in life too. If I could go back and change some of
>the decisions I made in my youth I'd be happier, healthier, richer, wiser,
>more prolific, more admired, etc etc. But I can't go back and change what I
>did. Damn! ;->

But you are alive, and do have some control over what happens tomorrow.
There is a choice whether to try and be methodical or just apply bandaids.



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