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RE: [xml-dev] Defining an XML vocabulary: specify syntax, semanti cs, and BEHAVIOR?

The rules of the XML processor are parsing rules.

The rules of the language encoded in XML aren't.

It's only oxymoronic if the language only conveys the rules of XML.

That isn't all that useful. ;-)


From: bryan rasmussen [mailto:rasmussen.bryan@gmail.com] 

If I have an application that takes all XML in, I look for first a
specific format handler or then fall back to the default handler for
unrecognized XML in my application. The default handler is the XML
format handler and the format is XML.

If I have an application that handles two formats and each of them has
a handler then if I get a format X that I don't recognize and I dump
it, then the format isn't handled and the format isn't from the
viewpoint of my application a format.

If I think of format handler in these ways then obviously there can't
be a format without a format handler. I'm not sure if that was what
Len meant though because it renders the statement somewhat oxymoronic.

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