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   Re: [xml-dev] syntax, model

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On Friday, October 24, 2003, at 03:48  PM, James Clark wrote:

>   If it doesn't have any prose, I'm going
> to have to guess the semantics; if it doesn't have a schema, it's very
> likely I'm going to have to guess some syntactic details.

You notice that James' comment assumes, as something too obvious to 
need an explanation, that "semantics" is something that is typically a 
function of human language.  To that I would add compiled code; along 
with a schema and narrative, it would be great to have some working 
software that did something useful with the new language.  I regularly 
get emails from strangers telling me about this Terribly Important new 
XML language they've cooked up, to which the standard rejoinder is "get 
in touch when you have some software to show me."



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