Legible and Clear

This goal was motivated simply by the perception that textual formats are more open, more useful, and more pleasant to work with than binary formats. One of the substantial benefits of XML is that no matter how bad a day your tools are having, you can always pull an XML document into Emacs or Notepad or whatever your favorite editor is, and get useful work done.

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