Re: why hierarchy?
Date: 26 Jul 2006 12:53:47 -0700
Bob Badour wrote:
> Joe Kesselman wrote:
> > Reminder: XML is intended as an interchange syntax, and therefore was
> > designed for maximum simplicity.
> If that was a design criterion, they failed miserably.
Hear, hear. Manipulating XML in any language (I've primarily used XSLT and DOM/SAX/JAXB/Castor in Java) runs you smack into the shambling, bulky incoherence of the XML "InfoSet."