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Re: [xml-dev] more on "subelement signicance"
- From: "Simon St.Laurent" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: xml-dev <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2001 16:36:24 -0400
On Wed, 2001-10-03 at 16:20, Seairth Jacobs wrote:
> The usefulness of any given subelement is due to the knowledge of its
> namespace, document type, and/or parent element. Without any of the three,
> the subelement does not have a useful meaning.
I'd further constrain that to either
"does not have a useful intrinsic meaning" or
"does not have a useful meaning beyond that which you give it"
It's always possible to take content, strip it of context, and put it
into your own context.
Of course, I tend to go into convulsions whenever I hear the word
"meaning" used without irony.
"Every day, in every way, I'm getting better and better." - Emile Coue