Re: Encoded rendering instructions (was Unicode's Mandate)

From: Dean Snyder (
Date: Wed Mar 09 2005 - 12:50:20 CST

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    Patrick Andries wrote at 9:53 AM on Wednesday, March 9, 2005:

    >Or a clever XML editor that would split such spans into well-formed
    >(non-overlapping) equivalent hierarchies?

    Yes, of course, but those sorts of kludges are only indicators of the
    design problems inherent in current xml (and why I use empty tags for
    everything). Plus these markup "solutions" quickly balloon into
    complicated fragility and undermine the xml's design goals for robustness
    and simplicity.


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