Subject: Re: The horror that is XML From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Wed, 06 Mar 2002 20:43:55 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Tim Bradshaw <firstname.lastname@example.org> | This looks pretty toxic: complexity is a virus which is going to get us | all in the end unless we can find a way of simply not interacting with | the systems which contain the virus. This (and the preceding discussion) so succinctly sum up why I quit working with SGML and refuse to work with Microsoft's evil cruft. When it dawned me that after a person had figured out the point behind SGML, it would be more expensive to use SGML than any other tool, I could no longer write the book I was working on about SGML and had to get out. /// -- 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.