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   Re: [xml-dev] The subsetting has begun

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Alaric B. Snell wrote:
> On Wednesday 26 February 2003 03:17, Tim Bray wrote:
>>Syntax is a
>>qualitatively, consistently, dramatically better basis for
>>interoperation; desires to interoperate at the data model level, no
>>matter how reasonable, are apt to remain unfulfilled for the foreseable
>>future.  -Tim
> Hahah!  [...]

Interesting (I filed that one), but... XML 1.0 is working where API 
styles did not work as well in the past. Nothing about phones (and 
you left out the phone numbering system, which imo is textual) 
explains that away. Granted, most people using XML are not working 
at or below level 4, perhaps the system characteristics are 
sufficiently different down there :)

I think something is missing from this thread - protocols. To share 
information across systems, syntax + protocols is a winning approach 
while models + types are much less so.

Bill de hÓra


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