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

On Sat, Nov 16, 2013 at 2:25 PM, Simon St.Laurent <simonstl@simonstl.com> wrote:
> On 11/16/13 9:11 AM, David Sheets wrote:
>>>> Is it a better idea than using the string "null"? Other solutions
>>>> include special attributes or a distinct element. Are there still more
>>>> that are simple to express in XML the Syntax?
>>>> Does XML lack something that would make using the command string
>>>> "null" preferable to one of these other options in some context?
>>> Is this a Zen koan exercise?  There is no general answer.  The only
>>> answers
>>> exist in specific contexts people create.
>> And so, we learn nothing about how the design of XML does or does not
>> influence bad data design.
> At this point we learn that failure to distinguish between markup and models
> built on top of markup leads to endless conversational loops.

This does seem to be Uche's original problem. Blaming a type system
for a silly serialization doesn't actually have any standing.

> Apparently I have nothing to teach you.

When you refuse to elucidate the very subtle point you are trying to
make, it is very difficult for people to learn from you.

> Farewell and good luck.

Thanks! I'm quite happy with my present strategy.


> Thanks,
> --
> Simon St.Laurent
> http://simonstl.com/
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