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Date: 10/30/2002 12:41:00 PM
Agree with Andrew it is also a great weakness. The fact that semantics and syntax are decoupled is good. The problem is that whereas there are generic technologies to formalize syntax (i.e. schema languages), there is not an equivalent way to formalize semantics. For examples two parties exchanging XML messages might give the documents different meanings even when they do not intend to. BTW I don't see how it could be possible to obtain a generic language to define semantics as it is for syntax. So whether decoupling is good or bad we have to live with it. -dd On Wed, 2002-10-30 at 11:12, AndrewWatt2000@a... wrote: > In a message dated 30/10/2002 11:00:07 GMT Standard Time, vdv@d... > writes: > > I would even say that this is one of the main strengths of XML, > > sometimes called "loose coupling" or "late binding" :) ... > Viewed from another perspective it can be seen as one of XML's great > weaknesses. -- ______________________________________________________________________ Daniel Dui d.dui@c... Dept. of Computer Science (+44) 020 7679 7192 University College London http://www.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/d.dui