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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Simon St.Laurent [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2003 10:21 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> email@example.com (John Cowan) writes:
> ><span tone="huffy">I suppose you think it's just an accident
> that the
> >Infoset happens to talk about elements, attributes, processing
> >instructions, namespaces, etc.?</span>
> The part that amazes me is people who want to use that
> particular abstraction to describe things other than markup!
Why are you amazed? The abstraction works well for defining structured
and semi-structured data plus the proliferation of tools that exist for
manipulating and otherwise processing instances of the abstraction are
quite useful to many producers and consumers of data.
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