From: Christopher Fynn (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Mar 09 2005 - 21:18:23 CST
Dean Snyder wrote:
> 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.
And encoding "damage indicators" wouldn't undermine the design goals,
simplicity and robustness of Unicode?
If you have a manuscript with a big hole in it or a tear wouldn't you want
to be able to indicate that kind of overall damage as well as damage to
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