Re: What is an XML document?
>> Again, if you insist that the definition of XML somehow >> depends on interactions in the physical world, I'm afraid >> we have irreconcilable differences. >Not the definition of XML, only the defn. of >"document". >m-w.com gives the following definitions: (definitions omitted) I think the SGML spec's definition has held up pretty well over the years: "a collection of information that is processed as a unit." (ISO 8879 4.96) The "processed as a unit" part is nice, because it doesn't require the information to be *stored* as a unit. Bob DuCharme www.snee.com/bob <bob@ snee.com> "The elements be kind to thee, and make thy spirits all of comfort!" Anthony and Cleopatra, III ii
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