RE: If XML is too hard for a programmer, perhaps he'd be bette
The "Desperate Perl Hacker" argument was a bogus claim for XML 1.0 because of the existence of entities and CDATA sections but is quite farcical now with the existence of the Namespaces in XML recommendation (and it's bastard spawn "QNames in content"). ________________________________ From: Liam Quin [mailto:liam@w...] Sent: Fri 3/28/2003 7:54 AM To: Uche Ogbuji Cc: xml-dev@l... Subject: Re: If XML is too hard for a programmer, perhaps he'd be better off as a crossing guard None the less, it's worth noting that one of the use cases for XML from the beginning was the "desparate perl hacker" who had to change, say, part number 1976 to 3072 in 100,000 documents without affecting dates, and had an afternoon to do it. That specific use case was achieved in practice for most people.
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