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> And I don't understand this disdain for regular expressions over 
> XML. Regexes are a perfectly useful tool for manipulating text.

I agree with Bill.   Right now I'm writing regex to rip through a non-XML
hierarchical document structure, looking for particular leaf nodes.  It's
the flat structure underneath the hierarchy that I want, the same flat
structure that's presented when this file's data is shown graphically.

Sometimes hierarchy gets in the way.  


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