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/ "Dare Obasanjo" <dareo@microsoft.com> was heard to say:
| I'm not sure I agree with your comments on pull vs. push based
| processing. I do agree that mixed content is the probably the most
| relevant differentiator between data-centric & document-centric uses
| of XML. However I don't see where this leads to the position that
| there is antagonism between the folks that tend to create XML
| documents that contain mixed content and those that don't.

I'm not sure how, exactly, the antagonism arises. I wish it wouldn't.
It only makes conversation more difficult.

What I will say is that, in my experience, the needs of folks with
lots of data that bears a strong resemblance to database tables
serialized with angle brackets and the folks with lots of data that
resembles human-readable prose with some structured markup are quite

People in the former camp often have a strong desire to express data
typing relationships that simply don't arise in the latter camp.

                                        Be seeing you,

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