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> > "The general success of Web software is evidence that interoperability
> > in networked information systems is best achieved by specifying
> > interfaces at the level of concrete syntax rather than abstract data
> > models or APIs."
> For this statement to even make sense, it would have to be possible to
> specify an actual interface in terms of an abstract data model.
> Here's a similar statement:
> The general success of airplanes is evidence that flight is best
> achieved with actual wings rather than abstract descriptions of how
> the wings are structured and how they relate to the plane.