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   Re: [xml-dev] XML and entropy, again

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> I would claim that if it's possible to write XSLT stylesheets that  
> losslessly convert between two formats in both directions, then the two  
> formats are isomorphic and the entropy does not change from an instance  
> document in one format to the instance document in the other format.
Isn't this akin to saying that the entropy is in the information itself,  
not in the markup?  There's no question that very complex information can  
be represented by very simple markup.  I don't see anyway to make general  
statements about the value added (or obscured) by a given level of markup  
complexity, especially without the context of an actual requirement.





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