Subject: Re: The horror that is XML
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Thu, 07 Mar 2002 23:19:20 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Tim Bradshaw
| That's a blowup factor of ~250 which is not bad.  Saves having to
| provide floppy support for Windows anyway.

  Heh.  One thing that continues to amaze me with those *ML people is that
  both they and their software have this unnerving fixation on whitespace
  and sprinkle it liberally to sort of indent their HTML code, as if anyone
  could possibly have cared.  Some web pages I have seen have more than 30%
  whitespace that is discarded as "markup" by whatever passes for a parser.

  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.