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Re: The relentless march of abstraction
- From: John Cowan <email@example.com>
- To: Dave Winer <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 09:26:42 -0500
Dave Winer wrote:
> About the "potted" business -- I truly am confused by much of what goes on
> here, so it wasn't potted,
No, I meant the article you cited: a brief summary of a one-sided view
of the Infoset.
> I thought I finally got infosets, and was
> excited. I didn't get them? They seem like a DOM but for data, a
> programmatic way to walk a tagged-text-derived tree.
The Infoset is just a model of a document, not a concrete API
like the DOM.
> I wonder how much of what's going on here is an attempt
> to make an arbitrary hierarchy map onto tables.
> Anyway, I've been a hierarchic guy ever since I started programming so many
> years ago.
Me too. Ailanthus Tree > Stuart II > Stuart > LBBS.
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