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RE: What is an XML document?
- From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: John Cowan <email@example.com>, Dan Connolly ' <firstname.lastname@example.org>,email@example.com
- Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 10:27:40 -0600
Absolutely. "Meaning" is by choice of means
and application of means. The processor (a means) tells
you if the intent (the production) meets the
definition (the schema if valid, the processor
conforming rules if well-formed). Trust but verify.
Paragraph two expresses the fundamental resolution.
It is always a choice, or if you prefer, test or
experiment. The fundamental issue of semantics
is to agree on a control (the spec for global
agreement, the schema for local agreement).
How does it go: "God created integers. All the
rest is the work of man." An XML document is not
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From: John Cowan [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, January 19, 2001 10:03 AM
To: Dan Connolly '; email@example.com
Subject: Re: What is an XML document?
Dan Connolly wrote:
> Hmm... I think I still disagree, but now we seem to have enough
> shared context to get back to the point:
> Does determining whether some particular object is an XML document
> depend on experiment? Surely not, right?
I think so; we have to look at it to see if its
character sequence matches the document production, etc.