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

Surely you can take this past the processor down to lower lever code,
then down to the machine, then to the organic on down to the sub atomic
and beyond, right?

You are drawing Zeno's arrow, but only letting it fly half way.


On Fri, 2008-04-11 at 20:26 -0500, Len wrote:
> 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. ;-)
> len
> 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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