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RE: [xml-dev] Syntax versus Semantics (was: "vocabulary constraints" and other constraints (was: Re: [xml-dev] RE: Difference between "normalize" and "canonicalize"?))

Is it 1998 again?


Computers only operate using symbols, therefore documents only contain
"syntax". The "semantics" is the metamodel behind the surface syntax, and
the alogrithms.

So if you did want a definition of semantics, you might use the idea of
syntax and algorithms that applies to domain-specific metamodels rather
than semantics and syntax that applies either immediate "surface" syntax
(e.g. XPaths) or to generic metamodels (e.g. XSD components.)

Rick Jelliffe

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