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

One might add that the reason for it being text is to enable different
processors to act on the information in ways that might be unique to the
processor or type.   A human may read and edit the text.   A database might
import the text and convert it into identified types.  A real-time rendering
engine might consume the text and render it into an animation.  A WYSIWYG
editor might consume it and represent it as a printable page.

And so on.

The reason to use a text representation is to enable separation of
processing such as formatting from the transport format.

Someone can possibly rewrite that into a more succinct form where verbosity
matters. :-)


-----Original Message-----
From: Costello, Roger L. [mailto:costello@mitre.org] 
Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2007 10:16 AM
To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: [xml-dev] [Summary] XML is text-only ... why?

Hi Folks,

Thank you very much for your excellent comments!  I learned a lot! 

I incorporated your comments (or, what I interpreted to be the essence
of your comments):


Please let me know of any inaccuracies or confusing parts.



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