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   Re: [xml-dev] Meta-somethingorother (was the semantic web mega-permathre

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On Jun 12, 2004, at 10:00 AM, Miles Sabin wrote:

> Bill de hÓra wrote,
>> Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:
>>> I'd call that a value-subtract. [...]
>> The best thing for you to do is to draw your own analogies and
>> conclusions instead of asking people to justify matters. I would
>> start with these specs:
> <snip/>
> Well, I guess this comes back to who bears the burden of proof.
> I've read all of those documents and there's nothing there that's new
> since Tarski on the MT front, and the rest is KIF, say, with angle
> brackets.
> So where's the beef?
That *is* the beef. XML itself is no more than SGML with angle 
brackets. For some reason the current world seems to be standardizing 
on angle brackets as opposed to parens. Does that mean there's been no 
beef in the last 7 years? Sometimes there is great value in simply 
bringing several communities together, and if that means giving up 
parens for angle brackets, then so be it.



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