XML-Data: advantages over DTD syntax? (and some wishes)

Paul Prescod papresco at technologist.com
Thu Oct 2 21:00:17 BST 1997

Bruce T. Smith wrote:
> I think Len's reaction is a bit extreme. I may debug in ASCII with line
> numbers, but I don't edit with ed or EDLIN. If I wanted to hack lots of
> HTML or SGML or VRML with a text editor, I'd choose emacs or some other
> editor that was aware of syntactic structures.

Sure, but Emacs does not hide verbosity. The complaint with XML-DATA is
primarily verbosity. All of the XML syntax buries the information. The
more dense the information you are working with, the smaller you want
your delimiters. XML tags are <LOOOOONG>, <VERBOSE> delimiters.
 Paul Prescod

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