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Dare Obasanjo wrote:
>>From: Bob Foster [mailto:bob@objfac.com] 
>>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. 

I have to say I love that answer! But seriously folks, if a different, 
perhaps non-text format didn't call itself XML but went to the trouble 
to be compatible with XML APIs, would that be a bad thing? Would it 
bring on the end of western civilization as we know it? (Would that be a 
bad thing?)

Bob Foster

> [0]
> http://www.megginson.com/blogs/quoderat/archives/2005/01/31/sax-the-bad-
> the-good-and-the-controversial/
> [1] http://www.artima.com/intv/dom.html


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