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

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You know the old doctor's joke that about how to diagnose alchoholism: anyone
who drinks more than you do, and a teetotaler: anyone who drinks less...

Generally the syntactic level of something is reserved for what you
understand, and anything beyond what you understand is called 'semantics' :-)

This is literally true because I can understand EBNF but I don't understand
model theory.


> 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!
> http://simonstl.com
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