Subject: Re: The horror that is XML From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2002 18:51:30 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Ray Blaak <email@example.com> | 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.