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Otherwise, saying "XML provides interoperability" leads to these
grinding permathreads and we are kidding ourselves
about the value of a new subset.
Absolutely agree. XML does not provide interoperability - the use and
correct implementation of common vocabularies (and the correct use of
XML of course) provide interoperability.
Booz | Allen | Hamilton
"Bullard, Claude L (Len)" wrote:
> This is why the definition of interoperability has to
> be looked at critically as I showed earlier in the
> response to Doug Ransom and in my mail on the TAG list
> to Chris.
> o exchange information - "ability of two or more systems or components
> to exchange information and to use the information that has been exchanged [IEEE 90]".
> Perry is there.
> o request services - "ability of systems to provide services to and accept services from other
> systems and to use the services so exchanged to enable them to operate effectively
> Web services are there.
> o interchangeable parts - "be functionally equivalent or interchangeable components of
> the system or process in which they are used".
> I'm not sure if anyone is there if XML 1.0 doesn't define a processor and
> the infoset varies too much among the application languages. Maybe parsers.
> One should decide where along that almost continuum
> one is "interoperating". Otherwise, saying
> "XML provides interoperability" leads to these
> grinding permathreads and we are kidding ourselves
> about the value of a new subset.
> From: John Cowan [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> W. E. Perry scripsit:
> > As last week's discussion made clear, such processors are non-conformant to
> > the XML Rec. That is the reason de jure not to create documents intended for
> > such processors and then call either those documents or those processors
> > 'XML'.
> Let's not overdo it here. Such processors are not XML, but the documents
> they accept certainly are.
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