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Re: Why Don't 'We' Talk about XML ???

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Why Don't 'We' Talk about XML ???
Date: 19 May 2004 16:56:40 +0200
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Stefan Monnier <> writes:

> > Having been immersed in the wonder of c# and XML the past few days
> > -- I am shocked -- SHOCKED -- at the low level of /mindshare/ when
> > it comes to XML in the Linux Community.
> Well, XML is a technical detail.  Anybody who's competent enough
> will use XML when it makes sense and won't bother mentioning it,
> just like she won't mention that she used Emacs to edit the source
> code.

XML is not a binary format.  That means that human readability is a
concern.  And coding conventions etc.

I am maintainer of AUCTeX.  Don't tell me your LaTeX editor is a
technical detail.  Good source code formatting is important, and it
does not fall off the trees.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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