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email@example.com (Uche Ogbuji) writes:
>Whew. So I'm not alone on this. I was scratching my head wondering
>what I was missing that's so evil about attribute normalization. I've
>always thought it was a central part of the usefulness of attributes
>and went with the very rough rule "human readable in content, machine
>readable in attributes".
Problems emerge when machines write back out what they read and human
expectations enter the process again.
I don't mind given machines access to information in forms that are
easier for them - I just mind that information is lost in any round trip
through that giving of access and then back to XML.
Ditto for attribute order.
Ring around the content, a pocket full of brackets
Errors, errors, all fall down!
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