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   RE: [xml-dev] Partyin' like it's 1999

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From the XML user's perspective, I'd add one things to Derek's list 
 - size [especially redundant end tags] 

The race is not always to the swift nor the battle to the strong, but
that's the way to bet.      

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) [mailto:len.bullard@intergraph.com] 
> Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2004 2:34 PM
> To: Dare Obasanjo
> Cc: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Partyin' like it's 1999
> I think Derek is right, but again, I'm interested in the 
> strength of the consensus of the developers regardless of 
> what they build.  It is much easier to identify an XML tool 
> builder than an XML user, and I do think the strong 
> complaints are from the former.  
> For documentation, Derek cites (in his order significant or not):
> 1. Allowed characters
> 2. Whitespace
> 3. Namespaces
> len
> From: Dare Obasanjo [mailto:dareo@microsoft.com]
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Hunsberger, Peter [mailto:Peter.Hunsberger@STJUDE.ORG]
> > Since I don't have to write any tools to actually support DTDs they 
> > actually sort of, almost, help me more than they hinder.  Maybe Len 
> > needs to divide the question between two
> > (more?) camps: 1) XML users, 2) XML tool builders?
> True. A lot of the complaints at the XML DevCon Mike Champion 
> references are more from XML tool builders than from XML 
> users. For example, I haven't really seen any users complain 
> about DTDs especially when compared to the number of gripes I 
> see weekly from Derek's top 3 list at 
> http://nothing-more.blogspot.com/2004/10/where-xml-goes-astray.html


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