Problems parsing XML

Tim Bray tbray at
Fri Apr 17 05:58:43 BST 1998

At 10:35 PM 14/04/98 -0500, len bullard wrote:
>> [Chris Maden <crism at>:]
>> > One fundamental flaw in _XML Complete_ is Holzner's apparent belief
>> > that you must write Java code in order to do anything useful with
>> > XML.

>Markup doesn't care.  That's the beauty of it. :-

Yes! What he said.  As a result of having been a programmer since
A.D. 1979, my faith in interoperable APIs is torn and shredded.  
But I think that interoperable syntax is usefully achievable.
Hence, XML. -T.

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