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   Re: [xml-dev] Adam Bosworth Article - what does "direct access" mean?

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Dare Obasanjo wrote:

> Aah Simon, you keep dancing this dance. To most programmers [in fact to almost every one I've interacted with] XML is about structured data not about markup. Those of us who cater to programmers want to make their lives easier and APIs like the W3C DOM and SAX do not go far enough.

It is appropriate to ask here what, specifically, of XML you intend to keep (and what, specifically, deprecate) in promulgating a syntactic system that does go--or at least facilitate going--far enough (or will you even define yourselves in syntax?) And where do I petition to keep it
broad, and useful, enough that I can process both the structured data of securities trades and the text of the regulations which govern them both with the same general purpose tools?


Walter Perry


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