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Re: [xml-dev] Four fine text-based data formats ... liberate yourselffrom one (silo) data format

On Sun, Mar 24, 2013 at 5:15 PM, Costello, Roger L. <costello@mitre.org> wrote:
> Thanks Tim, Shaun, and Ihe for your excellent comments.
> Below I try to address some of your comments.
> Ihe wrote:
>     If you wanted all such software programs to behave
>     uniformly with respect to the same syntax (please tell
>     me why you wouldn't) what do you think you'd end up with.
> If I wanted every software program to behave uniformly upon receiving, say, some geolocation data (and be agnostic to its data format), then I would do this:
>     I would have a layer that converts the particular data format
>     into an abstract representation (perhaps as a list of values or
>     perhaps as a tree data structure) and then I would have a software
>     module (that is distributed to everyone) to process the geolocation
>     data.
> It's the fact that everyone is using the same software module that ensures common semantic interpretation. Common semantic interpretation is not achieved via a common syntax.

So how does that differ from AN Other schema language/vocabulary and
AN Other schema parser to process it governed by  AN Other set of

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