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Henrik Martensson scripsit:

> Most web sites publish their information in English, for example. People
> who visit the site regularly, would not take it kindly if the site
> switched languages once in a while. This is definitely part of a
> contract with the user: "I publish in language X, so that you, language
> X user, can understand the content".

Ah, I see the problem.  When I say "contract", I mean "legally enforceable
contract".  You mean something like, but somewhat stronger than,

> The problem here is that you simply have no idea what I am talking
> about. I am not discussing XML on the Web at all. What I am saying is
> that things that work for exchanging low risk, low criticality
> information on the web, does not necessarily work for exchanging high
> risk, high criticality information within a company, or between
> companies.

My point is that sometimes you don't have any choice.  You just have
to bet the farm on something you don't control.

John Cowan  jcowan@reutershealth.com  www.ccil.org/~cowan  www.reutershealth.com
"If I have not seen as far as others, it is because giants were standing
on my shoulders."
        --Hal Abelson


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