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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Simon St.Laurent [mailto:simonstl@simonstl.com] 
> Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2003 10:21 AM
> To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> jcowan@reutershealth.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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