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   RE: [xml-dev] The subsetting has begun

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Walter, as much as I respect you, this is like 
saying all rifles should be handmade:  in other 
words, no interchangeable parts.   The days of 
SGML-pre-ESIS were a nightmare because of that. 
Sure, it is an agreed upon convention, but it 
makes rifles cheaper and easier to repair
in the field if one can interchange parts. 

I reasonably expect that of XML parsers unless 
we get different subsets, then we may be 
back to the squashed pingpong balls in the 
name of better mousetrap days.  That's ugly.

Surely you aren't against some common 


From: W. E. Perry [mailto:wperry@fiduciary.com]

... parsers are processors like any other and
like all processors give a form to their output which reflects a particular
understanding of it. 


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