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   Re: [xml-dev] Elliotte Rusty Harold on Web Services

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On Monday 03 February 2003 09:55 am, Mike Champion wrote:
> > I also think its important for there to be a plethora of languages. One
> > language does not fit all. Competition is good. I do not believe in the
> > centralized "There can be only one" philosophy.
> I certainly agree with this! To fork, or to accomodate, should be made on
> pragmatic rather than philosophical or marketing grounds. 

FWIW. This is the whole point of Core Range Algebra and Attributed Range 
Algebra... to provide a formal basis from which any arbitrary syntax can be 
used to derive (at some point in time) a particular data model. LMNL has a 
degree of this built into it, and Patricks JITT stuff is down the same path 

I think people are starting to realize that sometimes syntax matters, 
sometimes the "information", and that at the end of the day, processing 
either or both requires "edge transformations" from one world view to 


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