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Tim Bray writes:
> 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.
You could generalize "human language" to "human action". That action
is the link between data and meaning, and it can come from the coder,
a system installer/integrator, a content aggregator, a stylesheet
designer, or even an end user.
> 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."
You're far too polite, Tim -- my response would be "get in touch when
someone *other than you* has some software to show me."
All the best,