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   Re: [xml-dev] The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint

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On Tue, Dec 16, 2003 at 02:27:27PM -0600, Bob Foster wrote:
>In the second, a hierarchy isn't a natural representation of tuples, 
>either. If it were, you would find at least one user interface in some 
>application somewhere outside the XML world that required you to do data 
>entry in a hierarchy. Tuples are better represented flattened into a 

Err.  regedit?  LDAP tools?  Less convincingly, perhaps, but the standard
navigation metaphor for filesystems is tree-structured and hierarchical.

>form, and iterated tuples are better represented as tables. If you have 
>to deal with data in an unnatural format, you might as well stick to text.

I'll note, though, that I use a text editor for writing XML.  All I want is
syntax highlighting.

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