I've been working quite a bit XML lately, so this submission from Simon naturally piqued my interest. We're told that this datastructure is a pivotal part of a system and the developer behind it is adamant against using a more normalized structure.

 

I don't know about you, but I'm really enjoying the comments posted that justify the actions of the developer. I was going to post one my self ... but I'm at a total loss to try to come up with any even remotely sane reason on this one.

And as always, don't forget to send in your WTF-stories.