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Re: [xml-dev] Caught napping!
At 10:07 PM 12/11/01 -0800, Ronald Bourret wrote:
>Out of curiousity, how many people think of XML in text terms, not model
>terms? My guess is that even proponents of well-formed XML eventually
>fall into the model camp, but I'm not sure.
As I've said before,
1. the only normative definitions of XML, and of Namespaces,
operate almost completely at a syntactic level.
2. I've been in software for 20 years and I've seen lots
of interoperable cross-platform syntax and very rarely
an interoperable cross-platform data structure or API.
Obviously, once you're dealing with some XML inside of
a program, you think in terms of the structure. But XML's
interoperability is strongly linked to the fact that
its definition is syntactic. -Tim