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Re: [xml-dev] Excellent quote from Len Bullard

On Fri, Oct 11, 2013 at 11:47 AM, <gkholman@cranesoftwrights.com> wrote:

When you see the element "<b>" do you immediately think of "bold"?

If so, then for you the markup is applying the semantics.

However, the proper way to look at "<b>" is to see that all it is is a piece of information that has been given the label "<b>".  It has no further meaning other than having been labeled.

Both ways are proper, depending on the context.

"Cash registers don't really compute, they just grind their gears.
But then they don't really grind their gears either, they just obey the laws of physics."

Neither reductionism nor holism is a complete world view by itself.

GMail doesn't have rotating .sigs, but you can see mine at http://www.ccil.org/~cowan/signatures

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