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Re: Picking the Tools -- Marrying processing models to data models

On Wed, 23 May 2001, W. E. Perry wrote:

> process. Put differently, the data structure exhibited by an XML instance is
> still capable of sufficiently variable realization in process as to bridge the
> lack of shared data definition between the autonomous nodes of the internetwork
> topology.

Why's that different from any other way of transporting data? A comma
seperate values file is capable of realisation as a 2D array, an SQL-esque
table, a stream of data points logfile-style, a matrix in the mathematical
sense, a raster image, ...

> Walter Perry


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