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   Re: [xml-dev] Web Design Principles (was Re: [xml-dev] Generality ofHTT

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On Monday 28 January 2002 07:49 pm, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
> XML seems to me like a great opportunity for reconciling the
> flexibility of human-to-human transactions and the received
> brittleness of computer-to-computer transactions. 

Agreed. We have a chance to do lot's of little point (on the spot) mappings.

Here's a question though: who is responsible for handling variant mapping? 

  a) I, as a producer of information, am obligated to make it available
       to my target audience.
  b) I, as a comsumer, am obligated to figure out what it meant.

It obviously depends, but in general, I would place the onus on the producer....


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