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On Tuesday 25 February 2003 02:51 pm, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
> >You'll have to excuse me here, because you're leaping from syntax and
> > infosets to software components. That leap is a source of confusion IMHO.
> Fair statement, but I don't think interop comes from syntax, just
> data portability and yes, I don't discount the value of a shared
> syntax. Interop means "something is operating" and that might
> just be a parser, but it is something.
That's the whole point though. I don't see interoperability coming only from
common syntax, nor from a single infoset. Application/software level
interoperability can only happen through standardization within a given
application domain.... it's outside the scope of the efforts of the W3C.
The standardization efforts within a given domain might well normatively
define themselves in terms of the syntax and infoset defined elsewhere, but
that doesn't mean the syntax and infoset are responsible for