I try to tell him that no element is *really* non-terminating but he gets wrapped up in the language abstraction and forgets to breathe.
.. or ..
We made this a lot harder than it has to be in the name of “just in case.”
Is it really that taxing… - O’Reilly XML Blog
Most of the time when I find a programmer struggling with XML, they are a relational database programmer or an object-oriented programmer, or both. We should have lined these guys up against the wall at the beginning of the revolution, really.
NOTE: I met Jeff Atwood for the first time a month or two back. Nice guy. Obviously an OO-trained programmer. But a nice guy, none-the-less. ;-)