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Re: [xml-dev] Percentage of XML documents exclusively processed by machines?

An example of those zillions of things that many people unknowingly 
witness many times a year is...gasoline pumps!  Increasingly, 
gasoline pumps use XML to communicate to the registers in the office, 
to deal with the credit card authorization automatically, etc.


At 12/4/2011 05:43 AM, Michael Kay wrote:
> >I'll take a wild guess and say that 99% of all XML documents are 
> exclusively processed by machines. Is that a reasonable estimate?
>Seems a gross underestimate to me. I'd say 99.99999%. There are 
>zillions of things flying around the ether in XML form, like status 
>reports from networking routers, that are never seen by any human being.
> >That's not at all my experience.
>With respect, you're a human, so you see a biased sample. The 
>experience of a machine might be different.
>Michael Kay

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