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

From: Ministry Of Jute
Subject: Re: Why Don't 'We' Talk about XML ???
Date: Wed, 19 May 2004 17:35:36 GMT
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Stefan Monnier wrote:

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

If readability were really an issue, I think XML would have been defined

The design goals for XML are:

XML shall be straightforwardly usable over the Internet.

XML shall support a wide variety of applications.

XML shall be compatible with SGML.

It shall be easy to write programs which process XML documents.

The number of optional features in XML is to be kept to the absolute minimum, ideally zero.

XML documents should be human-legible and reasonably clear.

The XML design should be prepared quickly.

The design of XML shall be formal and concise.

XML documents shall be easy to create.

Terseness in XML markup is of minimal importance.

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