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On Fri, 2002-04-26 at 14:28, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
> But I am just as paranoid as Bray about what
> happens if the syntax anchor is pulled out.
> The utility of that is undeniable. For my
> money, when the syntax goes away, it quits
> being XML, the point being, the infoset
> abstraction does not shrink the space of
> needed processing resources as well as the
> syntax does.
Syntax pours a lot of concrete into airy abstractions, and even lets you
ask tough question and expect a straight answer. While a lot of people
seem more interested in ideas than syntax, control over syntax can be an
enormous source of power.
I'm not expecting the entire world to use XML syntax - it's not ideal
for everything - but when it's time to present a canonical and
processable view of information, it's glorious stuff.
Ring around the content, a pocket full of brackets
Errors, errors, all fall down!