From: William E. Kempf (wekempf_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-10-31 12:20:56
David Bergman said:
> I think one other concern with XML variants, beside the sometimes
> unnecessary end tag, is the typographical edginess of "<" and ">". This
> might sound whimsical, but I believe the negative attitude towards XML
> w.r.t readaility and writability is enforced by "<" sticking out,
> typographically separating the document into chunks, while the smoother
> "\" does not have that edgy affect.
Identical to me. Neither is more ugly than the other. The more verbose:
could be argued to be uglier, but not by enough to matter, IMHO. But
since both are valid minimizations in the DocBook SGML...
-- William E. Kempf
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