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

From: Christopher Browne
Subject: Re: Why Don't 'We' Talk about XML ???
Date: 19 May 2004 22:52:32 GMT

In an attempt to throw the authorities off his trail, Ministry Of Jute 
<> transmitted:
> Stefan Monnier wrote:
>> Right.  readability is only mentioned as part of
>>    XML documents should be human-legible and reasonably clear.
>> and only after
>>    XML shall be compatible with SGML.
> Yes, but come on.  We are talking about a document that in many ways
> can replace the use of SQL databases.  An XML document is far more
> readable than a binary database file -- wouldn't you say ?

No, I wouldn't.

An XML document is exactly analagous to a PostgreSQL 'pg_dump', which
is a serialized version of a database.  The 'pg_dump' is text...
output = ("cbbrowne" "@" "")
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