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   Re: [xml-dev] Ted Nelson's "XML is Evil"

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> I think the topic at hand is inline markup. How could omitting the 
> markup make it easier to understand the meaning and structure of the 
> contents of a file?

That's not really the topic though... the question is whether XML 
*adds* anything, and/or whether it precludes/complicates certain kind 
of applications. I think we can all say that for a large number of 
applications, explicit inline markup can make things easier. We can 
also say that the interoperability XML brings is also of great benefit 
in many domains. OTOH, other applications... like managing multiple 
derived translations (or perhaps phrasal annotations) of a text can be 
complicated quite considerably by inline markup.


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