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   Re: [xml-dev] Whitepapers and ScreenShots of Office 11 XML Featur es

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Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com> writes:

> K. Ari Krupnikov wrote:
> > Data formats need to be documented, the documentation needs to be
> > publicly available and correct. No matter how good or bad a format is,
> > if the documentation you have doesn't match what you find in actual
> > files, or if there are crucial features that are not publicly
> > documented, the format is useless.
> Except for, they're usually not.  Good docs are thin on the ground.
> The virtue of the Web was that you could figure it out yourself anyhow
> by doing a "view source".

Except most of those who viewed source *didn't* figure it out, and
that lead to tag soup.



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