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   Re: [xml-dev] bohemians, gentry

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Jonathan Robie scripsit:

> Could you please give a concrete example, with angle brackets and code, 
> that illustrates the problem? I agree that processing may impose semantics 
> on data that was not envisioned by the creator of the data, but you seem to 
> be saying more - that providing data types in XML data interferes with 
> unforeseen reuse.

Again, the mere *provision* of typing metadata does not prevent such reuse.
However, if *standard tools* assume that the metadata is sound, then
transgressive reuse may indeed be made difficult.  Obviously, purely lexical
tools are not affected, but tools based on XQuery/XPath2/XSLT2 will not
be purely lexical in this sense (whereas XPath1/XSLT1 are).

> Please illustrate this with a concrete example.

Hard to do when the standards are still fluid and the corresponding tools
not yet in wide use.

My corporate data's a mess!                     John Cowan
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    But I'll be carefree                        jcowan@reutershealth.com
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