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   RE: [xml-dev] YAML Ain't Markup Language

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At 11:52 AM 6/6/2003 -0700, Dare Obasanjo wrote:

>Your answers are the type of answer I'm used to seeing when someone brings 
>up the "data vs. document" debate that I consider meaningless.
>Data that a computer can process vs. data that a human can process? So are 
>there people who utilize XML without the benefit of a computer doing some 
>processing? Or are there places where XML documents are processed and 
>never have to be viewed by a human?

Did you read all the way to the end? You seem to have missed the punch 
line. Here it is again.

> >Does anyone have any concrete differences between such uses of XML that
> >require such divisive terms as "doc vs data people".
>Sure. A document person is someone who doesn't appreciate the significance
>of using XML for data. A data person is someone who doesn't appreciate the
>significance of using XML for documents intended for humans. You can
>usually identify a document person when he calls someone else a datahead.
>You can usually identify a data person when he calls someone else a dochead.
>Then there are the XML people, who understand the significance of XML for
>both documents and data.



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