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Re: [xml-dev] Should one adopt the tag naming convention of anexisting XML vocabulary or create one's own tag naming convention?

On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 2:12 PM, <cbullard@hiwaay.net> wrote:
The history of XML from day 1 has been about the convenience of programmers or near-programmers, the infamous DePH.

If that were the case then writing XML parsers would not be one of the more challenging tasks any programmer can face.

The history of XML has been about formats that increase the longevity of information. Sometimes this aligns with programmer convenience, but far more often it's in direct opposition to programmer convenience.

It took marketing to make it about customer needs.  The embedded context is in those text nodes that we mostly ignore.

Anyone, programmer or not, who ignores text nodes in XML has created multiple universes of problems for himself. I'd be surprised if that describes anyone on this list, even those on the other end of this big/little-endian debate than I am.

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