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RE: [xml-dev] RE: James Clark: XML versus the Web

Bill Clare wrote:

> this must require a considerable rebuilding based on 
> architectural fundamentals, rather than just updating

I like Bill's approach--identify the set of abstractions and their operators.

"We are obliged to learn the subject before we can really understand it." [1]

Now that we’ve learned the subject:

   •textual (non-binary) data formats;
   •open standard data formats;
   •data longevity;
   •data reuse;
   •separation of presentation from content.

It's time to dig in and understand it.


[1] "Mathematics and the Physical World" by Morris Kline.

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