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Dare Obasanjo wrote:
> The "Desperate Perl Hacker" argument was a bogus claim for XML 1.0 because of the existence of entities and CDATA sections but is quite farcical now with the existence of the Namespaces in XML recommendation (and it's bastard spawn "QNames in content").
Empirically false, at two levels. First, lots of people process XML
with perl (or equivalent) all the time. Second, the real requirement
was to make it tractable to take a large body of document data and make
quick programmatic changes on it. Which, obviously, XML makes way easier.
Cheers, Tim Bray
(ongoing fragmented essay: http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/)