OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help



   Re: [xml-dev] The triples datamodel -- was Re: [xml-dev] SemanticWe

[ Lists Home | Date Index | Thread Index ]

Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:
> At 10:44 PM +0200 6/7/04, Henrik Martensson wrote:
>> The problem is that manual intervention is required every time someone
>> has added new tags arbitrarily.
> Which I continue to maintain is not a big deal because it doesn't 
> actually happen that often. After the first couple of weeks of running a 
> system, you've typically handled well over 99% of the messages your 
> receive, and a system can easily run unattended for days, weeks, or 
> months before something unexpected is encountered.

All this talk of applications that flag for human intervention when 
incomprehensible data appears might just be acceptable when the 
application is a big installation that has a dedicated support staff 
anyway, but when it's something like:

> In many cases, it's enough to know that all the information you need is 
> there. You really don't care is someone has thrown in additional markup. 
> This is how web browsers operate for example.

...a web browser that gets deployed on millions of random machines all 
over the place, then instead you get developers having to test their 
HTML against a list of major browsers, and being wary about including 
things like MathML, SVG, Java, Flash, etc. in their sites. It appears 
that "in the large", these kinds of systems tend to end up constraining 
the producers of content to a schema ("works in IE") anyway.



News | XML in Industry | Calendar | XML Registry
Marketplace | Resources | MyXML.org | Sponsors | Privacy Statement

Copyright 2001 XML.org. This site is hosted by OASIS