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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Elliotte Rusty Harold [mailto:elharo@metalab.unc.edu] 
> Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2003 3:46 AM
> To: Alaric B. Snell
> Cc: XML Dev
> Even more importantly, the signal is analog and interpreted 
> by humans rather than computers (most of the time). Humans 
> deal a lot better with noisy data. They can fill dropped 
> words and degraded signals far beyond what computers can 
> handle. This also makes the phone network far more robust in practice.
> However, XML isn't designed to solve these problems.  XML 
> works in the much tougher domain of enabling 
> computer-to-computer communication. It's harder for two 
> computers to talk to and understand each other than two 
> people. 

This is such a bogus argument it isn't even worth refuting. I'm just
stunned that anyone can drink the XML Kool Aid to this extent. 

Drive defensively--buy a tank.                                 

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