Subject: Re: The horror that is XML
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2002 18:51:30 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Ray Blaak <>
| DTDs other official purpose is for separate validation, a dubious idea in
| my opinion. The application that finally processes an XML file will need
| to validate it on its own anyway, so what is the point of validation in
| advance?

  Remember when C was so young and machines so small that the compiler
  could not be expected to do everything and we all studiously ran "lint"
  on our programs?  It was a fascinating time, I can tell you.

  In a fight against something, the fight has value, victory has none.
  In a fight for something, the fight is a loss, victory merely relief.