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   Re: [xml-dev] The Rising Sun: How XML Binary Restored the Fortunes of I

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On Thu, 7 Apr 2005 4:18 pm, Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:

> No, not at all. You can't just skip to the end-tag. 

Of course you can...

Why do I get the feeling that you want to pull buttons 
off my remote controls. Just leave them... if you want to 
pull buttons off, do it on your own remote...

> You have to check everything in between for 
> well-formedness errors that may be there 
> irrespective of whether the end-tag is correctly placed or not.

No you don't.....

Compiler said : 0 errors

> There's no rule at all that says XML has to be binary. A document
> painted on the side of a building or printed in a book is still a
> well-formed XML document. Binary computers are only about 60 years old.
> I expect to see non-binary computers based on qubits become a
> significant factor within my lifetime

Well sorry - but I refuse to do xml on an abacus...

> possibly even replacing binary
> computers as effectively as binary replaced analog and decimal
> computers. Whether that happens or not, XML will continue to be
> well-defined; and data stored in textual XML will easily make the
> transition.

It will always be binary to me....

Take care :-)


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