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RE: [xml-dev] The edge of chaos: where syntax ends and interpretation begins

Not in a world where the consumer can reject the document and withhold
payment, David.  What can be the case is the creator has no control
therefore their intent is legally irrelevant.

Roger, you need to be clearer:  in a blind exchange, what you are saying
can and does happen.  In an exchange governed by contractually obligated
requirements, it happens noisily if the governing records are not
unambiguous, clear and followed.  Chaos is a description of some set of
measures.  The measures are what you are missing because XML goes out of
the way to ensure the only measures it requires ARE clear, unambiguous
and followed.  Therefore it makes no promises it cannot keep relying
strictly on its own resources/definitions.


-----Original Message-----
From: David Carlisle [mailto:davidc@nag.co.uk] 

> Consider the creation of an XML document:
> The creator sends out the XML document. Consumers receive it. What
> responsibility does the creator have in ensuring that the consumers
> interpret the XML in the way that the creator intended?



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