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Right. The issue is assuming that "on the web",
any resource was created to meet a common set of
requirements. They aren't. Thus, negotiation.
It isn't just Ted who makes such assumptions. The
real world is: trust but verify.
From: Jonathan Robie [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Clearly, this is all true. That's why in real world applications, people
forsake XML, HTML, and the common SGML conventions, relying solely on
Seriously, out-of-line markup is useful, but is overkill for many
applications. Ted seems to assume that only the requirements of his
applications matter. Many people have different requirements than these.