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   Re: [xml-dev] Master Foo explains XML to aliens

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  • Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Master Foo explains XML to aliens
  • From: Michael Champion <michaelc.champion@gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2005 08:05:52 -0500
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On Tue, 15 Feb 2005 10:21:39 +0000, Sean McGrath
<sean.mcgrath@propylon.com> wrote:

> http://seanmcgrath.blogspot.com/2005_02_13_seanmcgrath_archive.html#110846001988753554

On the off-chance that you are still channelling Grandmaster Foo from
his new planet, I'm curious: How do the alien developers handle the
messy cases that don't fit nicely into the CSV++, XHTML++, or N3++
paradigms  Do they have CSV++ embedded in XHTML++ with N3++ outside to
describe non-hierarchical relationships?  Do developers just have to
have all three sets of tools in their kit and work out how they work
together on a case by case basis? Or do they have one uber-paradigm
and toolkit in which all this stuff fits together and the rough edges
between the tools have been polished away?

Or maybe they have the same fashion cycles between the abstract and
concrete, simple and complex, specific and universal, etc. that we
have and probably always will, at last as long as xml-dev is around.


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