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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Elliotte Rusty Harold [mailto:email@example.com]
> 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
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.
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