OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index]
Re: [xml-dev] XML is Mobile Code? [was: Defining an XML vocabulary:specify syntax, semantics, and BEHAVIOR?]

My point of view is that XML is a notation for anything we want and that an XML document can always be interpreted as data or orders.

I don't see a major difference when we write a <table> element in an XHTML page between :
  • the declarative approach : there is a table element at this location of the current page
  • the imperative approach : draw a table on the screen
Even a web service can be interpreted as a semantic transformation : for example, "current temperature at Bordeaux" is replaced by "13°C".

For me, it's also restrictive to consider that XML is for mobility only. I like the comparison between XML and ASCII. ASCII is everywhere so should XML because it's an upper level for structuring electronic data of any kind (programs, records,...).

Bordeaux, France

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index]

News | XML in Industry | Calendar | XML Registry
Marketplace | Resources | MyXML.org | Sponsors | Privacy Statement

Copyright 1993-2007 XML.org. This site is hosted by OASIS