XML (fwd)

Lulu of the Lotus-Eaters mertz at gnosis.cx
Fri Jun 27 18:31:16 CEST 2003

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.

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.

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