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

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Michael Champion wrote:
> We had a  classically xml-devish thread back in October about the
> implications of Shannon's information theory for XML.  I must say I
> didn't understand  much of that thread, but Kurt Cagle has an
> intriguing entry in his weblog
> http://metaphoricalweb.blogspot.com/2004/12/xml-and-entropy.html that
> puts forth some ideas that seem both interesting and somewhat
> practical.
> "Entropy is important because it can better clarify the domain at
> which it is best to work with a given document. XQuery I think
> provides a good case in point here. XQuery supports XPath, and so it
> has some of the advantages that XSLT has, but it's not really all that
> useful for dealing with documents -- converting a DocBook document
> into WordML or vice versa would be impossible in XQuery...

What makes this particular transformation impossible in XQuery?


P.S., I find it hard to convert into WordML with ANY language, but 
that's another story...I've never grasped the way lists are represented 
in WordML!


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