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

On Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 1:00 PM, Timothy W. Cook <tim@mlhim.org> wrote:

> Your XML file has no semantic context.  Therefore they are free to
interpret it as they wish, not necessarily how you meant it.

No XML file has semantic content.  Indeed, semantics (or, if you prefer, pragmatics — as far as I am concerned, it is a distinction without a difference) is the effect a message has on the recipient, and has nothing to do with the sender's intentions.

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

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