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Re: [xml-dev] Holographic XML

> I guess Excel spreadsheets are three-dimensional - row, column, and sheet number.

And maybe while the Excel spreadsheet is still being edited it is 4-Dimensional because
it holds the history of the edits in that editing session.

Best regards

Stephen D Green

On 9 September 2010 07:51, Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com> wrote:
 On 07/09/2010 6:54 PM, Micah Dubinko wrote:
XML is 1-dimensional. It is defined as a sequence of characters.

That's indeed true. Most of our programming languages and data representation formats are one-dimensional. This is interesting, because in the past - when people still used punched cards - two-dimensional formats were much more popular; that is, the significance of a piece of data was determined by two coordinates, row number and column number.

I guess Excel spreadsheets are three-dimensional - row, column, and sheet number.


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