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XML is OK

... is the real title of this lovely piece by Tim Bray that covers pretty much everything I love about XML.

And I do love this quote: The Python people also piped to say "everything's just fine here" but then they always do, I really must learn that language.

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lproven
Mar. 28th, 2003 08:44 am (UTC)
Argh!
there are as many different XML APIs floating around as Saddam Hussein has doubles
I keep finding bits of recent writing on the Web poisoned with this loathsome American anti-Muslim anti-Iraq pro-War let's-stomp-the-ragheads invective. Quite loathsome and often they don't even know they're doing it.

Ick. I have a foul taste in my mouth...

Otherwise, an interesting read...
codepope
Mar. 29th, 2003 01:46 am (UTC)
One could suggest that you actually attack the people making "anti-Iraq, anti-muslim, pro-war, lets stomp the ragheads" statements, instead of attacking a metaphor in the middle of an article and ascribing views to the author that aren't actually expressed.

lproven
Mar. 29th, 2003 09:48 am (UTC)
I wasn't attacking anyone, DJ. I am not generally given to hanging around in online fora for the sake of argument, but I will when I feel it is justified; for example, here.
codepope
Mar. 29th, 2003 09:53 am (UTC)
Wasn't attacking anyone? So "Ick, I have a foul taste in my mouth" is a constructive comment?
lproven
Mar. 29th, 2003 01:07 pm (UTC)
Nope.

It's neither. It's merely an observation.

It might, possibly, be seen as criticism if it were aimed at the author of the piece - but it wasn't.
codepope
Mar. 29th, 2003 01:25 pm (UTC)
You quote from Bray's article and then say

"I keep finding bits of recent writing on the Web poisoned with this loathsome American anti-Muslim anti-Iraq pro-War let's-stomp-the-ragheads invective."

Not aimed at the author? Do you understand the use of the word "this"? Suggesting that it's there and the author doesn't know it doesn't grant you a get out. You have been specifically very offensive; ascribed views to Bray and then condemned them.

It wouldn't be so bad, but you hang this entire thing on a reference to Saddam having doubles; something he's been well known for for what over a decade and hardly anti-muslim, not anti-iraq, and not a trace of let's-stomp-the-ragheads.

The only person who is leaving a foul taste in your mouth is you with your easy to dispense and disclaim bile.
lproven
Mar. 30th, 2003 01:26 pm (UTC)
Nope. I wrote it, I know what it was meant to mean.

You may read it as you wish.
codepope
Mar. 30th, 2003 01:33 pm (UTC)
A disclaimer of George W Bush levels. Would you like to shrug and stare blankly into camera now?

lproven
Mar. 30th, 2003 03:32 pm (UTC)
If it makes you happy, certainly.

Sorry; just not interested in this form of argument. Find it pointless and uninteresting. Feel free to come and join in the one on Simon's previous post, which I've found entertaining and informative.
codepope
Mar. 30th, 2003 10:45 pm (UTC)
I wasn't blindingly interested in cheap attacks on people like Tim Bray. But that's what you delivered; such a pity you don't apply "entertaining and informative" as a requirement to your own postings.

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