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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bob Foster [mailto:bob@objfac.com] 
> Sent: Monday, February 07, 2005 6:46 PM
> To: Elliotte Harold
> Cc: Robin Berjon; XML Developers List
> Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Re: Where does the "nothing left but 
> toolkits" myth come from?
> So if one called it BML and wrote SAX and DOM APIs to read 
> and write it, you'd be happy with it?

I don't understand this obsession with SAX and DOM. As APIs go they both
suck[0,1]. Why would anyone come up with a simplified binary format then
decide to cruft it up by layering a crufty XML API on it is beyond me. 

[1] http://www.artima.com/intv/dom.html

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