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Re: [xml-dev] Wikipedia on XML

On Sat, Aug 8, 2009 at 08:39, Michael Ludwig<milu71@gmx.de> wrote:
> With the exception of "<!CDATA[" (which, just like the comment
> delimiters, looks suspiciously DTD-ish to me), these words can't be
> easily pronounced.

:) Do you speak any of the thousands of ant languages? Or dolphinese?
Or mooish? Or, uh, Klingon? Heck, we don't have to go further than any
other programming language out there being damn hard to pronounce.
Just because you can't pronounce them does *not* mean it ain't a

> But even if they could, I wouldn't think of them as words. They
> arrange parts of sentences, they're a structural skeleton, maybe
> not totally dissimilar to punctuation.

No, I think they are carriers of semantics in the sense English words
differentiate between verbs, subjects, nouns, etc, it's just that the
syntax is different. You might say XML is a half-breed between
language and syntax.


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