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Re: [xml-dev] Wikipedia on XML

Tim Bray schrieb am 08.08.2009 um 10:46:36 (-0700):
> On Aug 8, 2009, at 2:09 AM, Michael Kay wrote:
> >Surely syntax is just one part of language?
> >
> >* The syntax says you are allowed to write <A>XYZ</A>.
> >
> >* The semantics (dare I use the term?) says that when you do so, you
> >  have uttered an element whose name is A and whose content is XYZ.

No objection whatsoever.

> How's this: The Extensible Markup Language (XML) specification defines  
> the syntax rules for a family of markup languages loosely referred to  
> as "XML", as well as a system for declaring the selection and ordering  
> of the markup elements which may appear in a particular markup  
> language which is a member of the family.

That's very good!

> I think that's accurate but it feels kind of long and klunky.  Anyone  
> got any polish to apply? -T

I'd inline the last relative clause in the second-before-last:

  [...] which may appear in a particular member of said language family.

Michael Ludwig

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