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   Re: [xml-dev] syntax, model

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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,



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