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   Re: [xml-dev] Internet-Draft: Media Feature - xmlns

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On Wed, 2002-01-23 at 00:53, Mark Baker wrote:
> Re Simon's draft, I have a comment about this sentence;
> "While a list of
>  namespaces cannot tell a recipient application everything about the
>  use of those namespaces and there interactions in a given document,
>  it can provide a baseline understanding."
> I don't think it helps with the "understanding" at all, by itself.  You
> need the document's structure to provide the context necessary for
> extracting meaning.  Without that context, "all" I think you get is some
> idea of what processors you'll need to process that document.  That's an
> important optimization, but it's not "understanding".

I agree, and I'll categorize the use of "understanding" as an
unfortunate accident on my part.  Given my general hostility to things
semantic, it is definitely a slip.
Simon St.Laurent
Ring around the content, a pocket full of brackets
Errors, errors, all fall down!


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