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email@example.com (Bullard, Claude L (Len)) asks:
>So in effect, we can create namespace aggregates
>which are not systematic. So via namespaces,
>any set of XML application productions (by which
>I mean, a production from HTML, from SVG, from
>X3D, or XSLT) can be combined and be syntactically
Yep. Namespaces just give you big long labels defined by a system of
>How can one determine:
>1. If a given combination is meaningful
Meaningful in what sense? I apply meaning to what I find, which I think
is a lot of what Tim sees as causing "semantic drift". (Nice concept,
>2. How to discover that meaning
I develop meaning based on things I encounter. Specs are sometimes
helpful, sometimes not.
>3. How to assign that combination or even a single
> production to a running piece of code
I do what seems sensible in my particular coding context. That's all.
Systematic? No. Part of systems? Sure, and critically so.
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