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   RE: [xml-dev] XML and ConciseXML

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Your example is ridiculous. 
Seriously, I have nothing against your markup langauge or anyone who wants to cook up their own markup scheme but have issues with people who post bogus aspersions about a technology simply to push an agenda. XML works for a lot of things and it sucks for others. This is a fact of life for ANY technology. However, of the numerous failings of XML you either pick the most trivial or make up nonexistent ones. 

	-----Original Message----- 
	From: Mike Plusch [mailto:mplusch@clearmethods.com] 
	Sent: Sun 1/19/2003 10:48 AM 
	To: xml-dev 
	Subject: [xml-dev] XML and ConciseXML

	In case folks think I'm making this stuff up, I just got
	an email from the InformIT newsletter that reaches about
	1 million developers.
	The featured article is called:
	"Processing XML with Java: Reading XML"
	"Reading an XML document is a complicated, error-prone operation.
	Elliotte Rusty Harold discusses how to use an XML parser to read the
	document for you."
	Here's the URL:
	The first XML document shown is the following:
	In ConciseXML, it becomes the following:
	Both forms are expressing the same thing, an
	integer returned from a method call.
	XML 1.0 took: 126 characters.
	ConciseXML took: 5 characters.
	Isn't there anyone out there who thinks it
	is ridiculous to have a syntax that uses
	126 characters to express an integer?
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