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

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
To: "Nicolas Lehuen" <nicolas.lehuen@ubicco.com>
Cc: <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>; "Elliotte Rusty Harold"
Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2002 12:44 AM
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Xml is _not_ self describing

> On Tue, 2002-01-15 at 17:24, Nicolas Lehuen wrote:
> > Maybe the term of "self-describing" should be made more precise by
> > specifying the intended audience and purpose of the self-description.
> > The -ing for is tricky : "self-describing" seems to mean that the data
> > itself can reify its meaning.
> While this may be technically correct, I think the point itself is
> meaningless if not downright dull.


> Can we stop arguing about non-existent claims of magical goodness?  It's
> almost as bad as limericks.

Agreed :) I'll banish 'self-describing' from my vocabulary, and just make as
if I can't read it from now on :).



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