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government agencies and universities participating in a consensus
process to develop publicly available geoprocessing specifications."
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"Bullard, Claude L (Len)" wrote:
> I'm talking about reuse of productions, in this
> case, coordinate systems. You're talking about a
> style of markup. One can use InkML as in the
> draft and still be XML. You're quibbling about
> the detail of the markup (the depth of naming,
> thus, extractable categories). At that point,
> our concerns converge. For example:
> I'd like to see coordinate schemas because GIS
> is the Swiss Army knife of information. If you
> can map it, you can predict it more reliably.
> If you can integrate your maps to your other
> models, you have a very nice means to simulate.
> Simulation is the bigger toolkit.
> GIS is, in a depressed market, is predicted to
> grow 8% this year. That's a healthy ecology
> to be trading with. Shared productions helps
> spread the wealth.
> From: Simon St.Laurent [mailto:email@example.com]
> firstname.lastname@example.org (Bullard, Claude L (Len)) writes:
> >Still, it shouldn't be that hard to steal
> >elements and attributes from other languages
> >that use the same types of content. XML
> >is there to make it easy to steal, and
> >the consortia RF-policies are there to make
> >it legal. Crikey, the SGMLers did it with
> >complete abandon. They even wrote standards
> >based on it (GML begat 28001 and HTML; 28001
> >begat the Canadian 28001 and the European
> >modular DTDs). Why shouldn't XML? Isn't
> >that what namespaces do?
> A long time ago I thought we were discussing the value or lack thereof
> of lists of numbers and letters like:
> 1125 18432'23'43"7"-8 3-5+7 -3+6+2+6 8+3+6:T;+2+4:*T;+3+6+3-6:FF;
> I'm not sure what you're talking about.
> My point is that not using XML when you claim to be creating XML has
> real costs that demand examination of whether using XML in the first
> place is reasonable. InkML appears to my eye to flunk this test with
> flying colors.
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