On 5/19/02 7:58 PM, "Euan Mee" <xlucid / users.sourceforge.net> wrote:

> On 16 May 2002, Tobias Reif wrote (more or less):
>> Bob Hutchison wrote:
>> 
>>>> This doesn't look pretty to me :)
>>> 
>>> I don't completely disagree with you, however, it does look
>>> much more reasonable with real element names.
>>> 
>>> <person
>>>> <name>Joe</name
>>>> <address
>>>> <street>123 Main St.</street
>>>> </address
>>>> </person>
>> 
>> Still looks ugly to me. There's no agreement to be reached; it's
>> about taste (*pretty* printing).
> 
> There is a good sound reason other than taste for disliking the
> above.
> 
> At least one reason for pretty printing is to make the code
> more readable by a person.
> 
> => things which help readability are good
>    things which hurt readability are bad.
>

You are making perfectly reasonable arguments here. Just don't forget the
un-stated obvious: presentations pretending to accurately reflect the XML
document but that don't are very bad.