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Re: ANN: SAX Filters for Namespace Processing
- From: "Simon St.Laurent" <email@example.com>
- To: Ronald Bourret <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2001 21:19:32 -0400
On 31 Jul 2001 17:35:36 -0700, Ronald Bourret wrote:
> "Simon St.Laurent" wrote:
> > Honestly, though, I'm finding less and less interest in (or sympathy
> > for) the intentions of the author. It seems like these are really
> > choices for recipients, to be made with consideration for how much they
> > have to gain or lose by dealing with authorial intention.
> Isn't that one of the points of XML? The recipient can process the data
> as they like.
From my perspective, sure.
From the perspective of "A SCHEMA IS A CONTRACT WHICH BINDS THE
RECIPIENT TO INTERPRET DATA AS THE SENDER MEANT IT", perhaps not.
People who get hung up on the "intent" of the message or talk about
"invalidating" it seem to prefer the latter most of the time.