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Re: [xml-dev] Features of XML Languages that Increase Complexity?

On 4/14/13 1:56 PM, David Lee wrote:
> Seriously curious. What aspect of XML makes it unsuitable for a
> hardened data transfer format ? (Assuming the channel itself is
> hardened).

I don't _think_ Roger is willing to assume that, or at least not willing
to assume that his hardened channel will only carry content that he likes.

> I know that the US Military is using XML to transfer strategic
> information in a very hardened fashion. What aspect of XML makes
> that something that you would not choose ? (and some other format
> fares better).

Roger listed some aspects at the beginning of the thread (today, 
7:55am).  If those are the criteria, I don't think XML is ever likely to 
be a good choice - except perhaps for a deliberately chosen subset.

Simon St.Laurent

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