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Sean McGrath wrote:
>>> The instance is UnicodeWithAngleBrackets for sure. But an XML compliant
>>> parser much turn this mixture into
>>> a tree.
> Take all the start-element events, match 'em up with each corresponding
> end-element event. They all nest
> inside each other perfectly. Draw it. What do you see? :-)
A tree. But _I_ made the tree, the parser didn't. It just output a
stream of events. If all I care about is constructing a list of the
contents of all 'href' attributes anywhere in the document, I could
easily do that without paying any attention to the overall structure of
the document, and without ever constructing a tree.