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   RE: [xml-dev] xml 2.0 - so it's on the way after all?

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> The fact that it's 
> hard to write an XML parser means it's hard to understand how to use 
> XML, too. 

Well said. All the features that trip parser-writers up also trip up users.
Most notably, the dreadful blurring of layers that occurs with entity
expansion (and character encoding), and the lack of clarity about which
aspects of the lexical XML are information-bearing and which aren't.

Michael Kay


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