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Re: [xml-dev] XML Redux

Pete Cordell scripsit:

> But is that level of semantics helpful to a computer?  I'm not sure that  
> knowing that something is 32 the number, rather than "32" the string 
> would help me much with all the semantic inferencing I can do as a human. 
>  I would have thought its even less useful to a computer!

Au contraire, it tells you what object to store the value in, at least
in statically typed languages.

John Cowan  cowan@ccil.org   http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
Dievas dave dantis; Dievas duos duonos          --Lithuanian proverb
Deus dedit dentes; deus dabit panem             --Latin version thereof
Deity donated dentition;
  deity'll donate doughnuts                     --English version by Muke Tever
God gave gums; God'll give granary              --Version by Mat McVeagh

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