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Re: [ Revision #2 ] 15 elementary truths about XML

  • From: cbullard@hiwaay.net
  • To: Chris Burdess <dog@bluezoo.org>
  • Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2011 11:52:31 -0500

Re:  [ Revision #2 ] 15 elementary truths about XML
Over the top, Chris.  Roger works for a company that provides  
well-written, concise and technically correct descriptions of  
technology to its customers.
He knows this technology but chooses to ask questions to get consensus on
descriptions so that we as a professional community don't find ourselves
working with customers who are technically misinformed in the details.

If it isn't clear why that is valuable, you may want to ask yourself the same


Quoting Chris Burdess <dog@bluezoo.org>:

> Costello, Roger L. wrote:
>> <snip>
>> a. In the computer is a sequence of bytes
>> b. Programming language specific software interprets the bytes as  
>> characters and output a sequence of characters
>> c. An XML processor reads the sequence of characters, processes  
>> them, and outputs the results
>> d. An XML application reads the XML processor's output and  
>> interprets the characters as strings, Booleans, integers, and URLs.
> Given that it's taken you several attempts now and a lot of  
> hand-holding to comprehend what to everyone else on this mailing  
> list is pretty much self-evident, do you think you're perhaps in the  
> wrong line of work?
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