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   Re: [xml-dev] overrun with bohemians?

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Robin Berjon wrote,
> if there's anything to learn from programming languages, it's clear
> that it should *never* be enforced, and *never* be made necessary.

Au contraire ... with programming languages typing should _always_ be 
enforced and _always_ be necessary. If that causes you grief, then 
you're probably using the wrong language.

But this doesn't carry over to markup ... despite what I've seen on 
numerous CVs, neither HTML nor XML are programming languages. And, IMO, 
implying that the XML community should learn lessons from the typeless 
programming language community is just as dangerous as, and opens the 
door to, those who'd argue that the XML community should learn lessons 
from the typed programming language community.

We should draw a line in the sand right here ... programming languages 
are about types and semantics, markup is about lexical structure and 
syntax, and never the twain shall meet (without a chaperone).




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