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On 4 July 2012 17:29, Dirk Laurie <> wrote:
> 2012/7/4 Matthew Wild <>:
>> On 4 July 2012 16:46, Dirk Laurie <> wrote:
>>>> bad input …. the result is probably not what the programmer intended.
>>> You're right, but is that a defect of my code or just an inconvenient
>>> truth also known as GIGO?
>> It's a defect in your code, if your code is meant to be taking
>> arbitrary input and generating valid XML.
> It isn't.  Lua and XML are both too rich to make that a design option.

I don't understand this.

> My code is meant to take the tedium and unreadability out
> of writing XML files in situations where the target is a well-behaved
> subset of XML like CSL (Citation Speciification Language).

Then it still hasn't met its goals - manually XML-escaping stuff
everywhere is my very definition of tedium and unreadability :)