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- To: Michael Kay <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: [xml-dev] RE: description of the logical or semantic structure
- From: Robert Koberg <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2005 10:23:02 -0500
- Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Michael Kay wrote:
>> <Name>Peter Smith</Name>
>>Does the markup describes the content for example "Peter Smith" in a
>>semantic way, that means does it describes that
>>the content "Peter Smith" has the semantic of a name
> No, the tags in your markup are arbitrary strings. It's your description of
> the markup "When I say Name, I mean personal name" that conveys the
> semantics. There's arguably a default description "When I use a tag that's
> an English word, I use it with the same meaning as that English word", but
> that's still something that's external to the XML document itself. The tags
> have no meaning without an external explanation of their intent and usage.
> Without that explanation, the above XML fragment could mean "Launch an
> attack on Cuba NOW!".
would you say the same about phonetic sounds or alpha-numerics? If not,
what's the difference? It did not start out codified, right? But
something came of it...
what am I missing?