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Wendell Piez wrote:

> At 05:59 AM 5/28/2003 (a week ago!), Patrick wrote:
>> Another advantage is that it operates with standard XML syntax, 
>> unlike some proposals, such as LMNL, which has its own (non-XML) format.
> This is a non-sequitur. Because LMNL has its own non-XML format does 
> not mean it can't operate with standard XML syntax. LMNL is a data 
> model, and XML syntax (or the modified "XML syntax only not 
> well-formed" that constitutes Patrick's JITTs proposal, for that 
> matter) could perfectly well be parsed into it. In fact, an XSLT 
> transform works just fine to build an XML representation of a LMNL 
> model out of arbitrary XML. It has three templates, none too complicated.

I think the record shows that all I said was that LMNL has an non-XML 
format. Did not make any claims about it not being able to operate with 
standard XML syntax, which as you say would have been incorrect. Should 
really respond to what is said if you want to keep the record straight.


> It's off-topic, I know, but I wanted to clarify the record for anyone 
> tracking the various approaches to overlapping hierarchies.
> Regards,
> Wendell
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