Weblog:   It's the Data, Stupid
Subject:   surprised that plain text is easier for humans than XML?
Date:   2004-05-02 23:23:43
From:   jwenting
I've never understood why some people seem to think XML is some sort of magic bullet that will make accessing and creating textual data suddenly completely transparent and easy to do for everyone.

Plain text is a far simpler format for humans to use, the ONLY benefit in XML IMHO is when the text is data for (mainly) machine consumption.