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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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