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Re: [xml-dev] [Summary] XML is text-only ... why?

>     Why is an XML Document Pure Text?
> XML was designed to be a human-readable language for marking up data 
> <http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml/#sec-origin-goals>. Because XML 
> documents are pure text you can use any text editor to create, edit, 
> and read your data --- you can view the 23 in the above XML document.

Boy, this makes a lot of assumptions about encodings and languages and 
fonts ...


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