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Re: [xml-dev] MicroXML and &

Liam R E Quin scripsit:

> Right. If we want minimal (micromal?) why have two ways of saying "<"?

For the sake of error avoidance.  You can sidestep NCRs by editing with a
Unicode-aware editor, but you can't sidestep the five special characters
that way.  Requiring people to insert NCRs for them makes it too likely
that the wrong digits will be be used.

Here lies the Christian,                        John Cowan
        judge, and poet Peter,                  http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
Who broke the laws of God                       cowan@ccil.org
        and man and metre.

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