Subject: Re: The horror that is XML
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 16:41:06 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Sverker Wiberg <>
| So you might as well say
| <form>
| (if (...condition...) 
|     (...then...) 
|   (...else...))
| </form>
| which would help cut down on the sugar intake.

  :D  Good one!  Yes, it is certainly possible to defer the whole problem
  to what SGML and XML call "notations", but the intention with notations
  was actually that they should have parsers that return structured objects.

  I doubt that anyone uses notations this way with the current crop of
  parsers, however.  If someone knows, I would be happy to hear otherwise.

  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.