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Has my brain been altered by too much time spent writing XSLT, XSD,and namespaces?

Norman Gray wrote on October 18, 2013:

> if you spend a lot of time looking at XSLT, 
> then your eyes adjust and you stop seeing 
> the pointy brackets and end-tags; but (a) 
> that only works if you spend a _lot_ of time 
> with it, and (b) 'you eventually get used to it'

I read that when Norman said it back in October and it has haunted me. A little voice inside me keeps repeating:

	Roger, you no longer see the pointy brackets
	and end tags. XSLT seems perfectly normal to
	you. Has your brain been altered by years of 
	writing XSLT?

Yikes! And XML Schema and Namespaces also seem perfectly normal to me. My brain breaks data up into markup grammars and categorizes data by namespaces.

What's happened to me? 

Have I "been assimilated"?


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