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   Re: [xml-dev] RE: description of the logical or semantic structure

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  • To: Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com>
  • Subject: Re: [xml-dev] RE: description of the logical or semantic structure
  • From: Robert Koberg <rob@koberg.com>
  • Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2005 11:19:27 -0500
  • Cc: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
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Michael Kay wrote:
>>would you say the same about phonetic sounds or 
> Yes, I would. They don't mean anything without some external information
> about the protocol in use, e.g. "this is Portuguese speech".

Sure. So binary XML is not a problem, right?

> Of course, as humans we're quite good at guessing the protocol from the
> content, because there's usually enough redundancy in the message, but only
> from a limited range of protocols that we happen to know about.

Who is not a human on this list? As such, aren't there ways of determining?

just having fun,

> Michael Kay
> http://www.saxonica.com/


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