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Bob Foster wrote:

> Alessandro Triglia wrote:
> > See above.  I know for sure that there are many applications that 
> don't care about defining entities and referencing those defined 
> entities, or that are happy with either attribute delimiter, and so 
> on.  I would conclude that those applications would be happy with 
> exchanging infosets instead of XML 1.0 documents.  I am trying to 
> determine what is the weight of those applications overall.
> We would all like these numbers. What percentage of XML is:
> - Hand-authored?
> - Program-generated?
> - Used for data exchange?
> - Used to generate publications?
> Of the hand-authored XML, what percentage is written using tools that:
> - Expose POT (plain old text)?
> - Edit only the infoset (like form editors)?
> - Edit only the infoset plus entities (like WYSIWYG XHTML editors, 
> structure editors)?
> There are several permathreads around these questions, but I've never 
> seen a convincing answer here to these, or in fact, to any 
> quantitative question. I hope you have better luck. However, the last 
> time it was suggested here that the percentage of hand-authored XML 
> written in POT was small relative to the total, it was pretty roundly 
> disagreed with.

i suspect it is pretty small, but it is the hand authoring before the 
machines take over that i find important and useful. every day the 
percentage of xml generated by my applications makes my hand authored 
stuff insignificant in quantity - thousands of application message 
exchanges, hundreds of forms from xml generated by programs, etc. but 
they all started and were tested from the hand authored pot stuff :)


> Bob Foster
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