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   RE: [xml-dev] Xml is _not_ self describing

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One more off-topic example:  as I type, 
I am listening to Dil Cheez Kya Hai 
from a recording of the soundtrack to 
Umrao Jann (older movie from India). 
I haven't a clue what the lyrics mean. 
I enjoy it.  That is meaningful to me.
I love the sound of Asha Bhosle and 
the arrangement although Shahryar's 
lyrics are only as meaningful as 
they are "scannable" by my ear.  I 
don't get the micro details, but the macro 
level of the drama is evident.

Then there are those recordings of 
space noise which are called "music 
of the planets" for which one might 
acquire a taste, I suppose.  I never 
have.  IMO, the first is purposeful; 
the second is merely labeled.  So to 
agree with Elliotte thus far, information 
is there because someone put it there 
for me to discover.  The space music 
is music only insofar as I accept works 
such as those derived from Brownian motion 
and other fractally manipulated  
noise sources as self-organized.



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