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   Re: [xml-dev] The general XML processing problem

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Joe English wrote:
 >> The best answer to the question "How does an XML document indicate how it
 >> should be processed?" is "It doesn't."
 >> "How does an XML document indicate how it should be processed *in system
 >> XYZ*?"  can be answered by system XYZ.

[Walter Perry]
 >This is a wonderfully succinct statement of the consequences of data being
 >autonomous from process.

Not only that but any attempt at superimposing a singular process view on 
the data will
just bend the all data out of shape and further distort an already unavoidably
distorted model of reality:

	"A message to mapmakers: highways are not painted red, rivers don't have 
	lines running down the middle, and you can't see contour lines on a mountain."

So sayeth, William Kent, in "Data and Reality" 

A book published nearly a quarter of a century ago which is easily the best XML
book I have ever read.



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