Subject: Re: The horror that is XML
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Wed, 06 Mar 2002 20:43:55 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Tim Bradshaw <>
| 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.