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Re: [xml-dev] Lessons learned from the XML experiment

On 11/14/13 8:46 AM, Hans-Juergen Rennau wrote:
My view: XML stands for precision, relentless, mathematical precision.
XML allows us to distinguish and locate items in an unambiguous way
without any respect to the number of competing items and current
"conventions". XML allows us to integrate information from any number of
sources in a reliable way, as it relies on URIs - document URIs &
qualified names.
Run away, run away! He may be serious!

Yikes. Seriously, yikes. Fortunately, there is no such precision in this world, but pretending there is sets us up for pretty much infinite mistakes.

Simon St.Laurent

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