Roman Suzi rnd at onego.ru
Fri Jun 27 06:02:05 CEST 2003

On Thu, 26 Jun 2003, Lulu of the Lotus-Eaters wrote:

>mwilson at the-wire.com (Mel Wilson) wrote previously:
>|   And there isn't much to XML.  There's a first line of
>|version information... Then there's
>|the XML object, of the form
>|        <bracket metadata> contents </bracket>
>|Add a shortcut <bracket metatdata />
>Add entity escaping
>Add namespace declarations
>Add namespace modified tags
>Add namespace modified attributes
>Add CDATA sections
>Add Processing Instructions
>Add Character entities
>Add Numeric entities
>Add DTD declarations
>Add infoset modification
>Add validation against DTDs
>Add comments
>Add whitespace normalization
>Add specification of ignorable and non-ignorable whitespace
>... and then you're almost there.

...and the Most Popular Piece of Software on Earth surely uses them all. And
nobody knows if It uses them standard way, because It Itself is a standard (in
many eyes). So, there is a special vendor specific set of the above. (errors
aren't intended, are they?)

>What could be easier?
>Keeping medicines from the bloodstreams of the sick; food from the bellies
>of the hungry; books from the hands of the uneducated; technology from the
>underdeveloped; and putting advocates of freedom in prisons.  Intellectual
>property is to the 21st century what the slave trade was to the 16th.

Sincerely yours, Roman Suzi
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