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FW: [xml-dev] Word of the day: self-delimited

Excellent message from John Cowan - thanks John!  /Roger

-----Original Message-----
From: cowan@ccil.org [mailto:cowan@ccil.org] 
Sent: Friday, May 08, 2015 3:49 PM
To: Costello, Roger L.
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Word of the day: self-delimited

> I believe that all XML texts are self-delimited. Yes?

No, because given a concatenated sequence of documents, comments and PIs
outside the document element could belong with either the preceding
document element or the following one.

(Feel free to forward this to xml-dev.)

John Cowan          http://www.ccil.org/~cowan        cowan@ccil.org
Principles.  You can't say A is made of B or vice versa.
All mass is interaction.  --Richard Feynman

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