Tim Bray tbray at textuality.com
Tue Aug 26 19:04:03 BST 1997

At 05:45 PM 26/08/97 +0100, Sean Mc Grath wrote:
>It is easy to see what has happened here. The s/w developers have
>a pattern for matching AREA elements that does not countenance the presence
>of a CRLF.

Gimme a break; the software developers in this case have screwed up;
there is a technical term to describe this behavior: "wrong".  There may
in fact be productive things to be said about particular application
profiles for whitespace handing, but this example is a complete
red herring. 

>How should analagous problems in XML be addressed.

By writing software correctly.  -T.

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