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Subject:RE: Giving up on XML From:eric -dot- dunn -at- ca -dot- transport -dot- bombardier -dot- com To:"Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com> Date:Fri, 16 Mar 2007 12:18:22 -0500
"Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com> wrote on 03/16/2007 01:11:45
> And then there's the question at the heart of this thread: Why are there
> so many complex and difficult-to-answer questions that I have to tackle
> before I can even begin to get started learning how to understand this
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