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Date: 11/13/2001 7:13:00 PM
At 10:07 PM 12/11/01 -0800, Ronald Bourret wrote: >Out of curiousity, how many people think of XML in text terms, not model >terms? My guess is that even proponents of well-formed XML eventually >fall into the model camp, but I'm not sure. As I've said before, 1. the only normative definitions of XML, and of Namespaces, operate almost completely at a syntactic level. 2. I've been in software for 20 years and I've seen lots of interoperable cross-platform syntax and very rarely an interoperable cross-platform data structure or API. Obviously, once you're dealing with some XML inside of a program, you think in terms of the structure. But XML's interoperability is strongly linked to the fact that its definition is syntactic. -Tim