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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.
>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.