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Re: [xml-dev] The Exchange of Information

Hmmmm Roger was very explicit that the parse tree transmitted is "reconstructed". If he had said a parse tree is constructed on the receiving end that would have allowed for some agonsticism, but his choice of words which I'm sure was deliberate preclude,(for me at least) such an interpretation.

On Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 12:23 PM, David Rudel <fwqhgads@gmail.com> wrote:
Roger's premise does not contain that presumption. His point is agnostic to the claim that receiver of the information takes from the conversation the intended point. His point is that the _structure_ is inherently that of a network on both the sending and receiving end.

I would note, though, that there is one somewhat significant fly in the ointment. Roger's basic point is the storing, serialization, and parsing of XML is roughly similar to that of human conceptions. I would note that XML is limited to acyclic networks whereas human conception certainly is not.


On Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 1:11 PM, Ihe Onwuka <ihe.onwuka@gmail.com> wrote:
Roger's abstraction entails linearization and a presumption that what is parsed at the other end is the same thing that was originally transmitted. 

Anybody who has been married can tell you that is not true. 


"A false conclusion, once arrived at and widely accepted is not dislodged easily, and the less it is understood, the more tenaciously it is held." - Cantor's Law of Preservation of Ignorance.

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