Re: Caught napping!
On 01/11/09 4:37 PM, "Dan Weinreb" <dlw@e...> wrote: > > Personally I think this "mathematical underpinning" business is often > invoked with a mystical aura, lacking a good explanation of what the > benefit of said underpinning is. I use Microsoft Word and Emacs every > day, and they don't have any mathematical underpinning, and somehow it > never seems to bother me. What illness is XML suffering from that > somehow would be healed by a "mathematical underpinning"? > Well, one thing you can do if you have a 'mathematical' underpinning is to transform your model without losing or 'gaining' information. This is the kind of thing that I can imagine being handy. Have a look at the RelaxNG specification to see a practical example (I'm thinking of the transformation to the 'simple' model). Cheers, Bob
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