[XML-DEV Mailing List Archive Home] [By Thread] [By Date] [Recent Entries] [Reply To This Message]

Re: What is "semantic markup"?

semantic markup syntax markup

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.


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


Purchasing Stylus Studio from our online shop is Easy, Secure and Value Priced!

Buy Stylus Studio Now

Download The World's Best XML IDE!

Accelerate XML development with our award-winning XML IDE - Download a free trial today!

Don't miss another message! Subscribe to this list today.
First Name
Last Name
Subscribe in XML format
RSS 2.0
Atom 0.3

Stylus Studio has published XML-DEV in RSS and ATOM formats, enabling users to easily subcribe to the list from their preferred news reader application.

Stylus Studio Sponsored Links are added links designed to provide related and additional information to the visitors of this website. they were not included by the author in the initial post. To view the content without the Sponsor Links please click here.

Site Map | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Trademarks
Free Stylus Studio XML Training:
W3C Member
Stylus Studio® and DataDirect XQuery ™are products from DataDirect Technologies, is a registered trademark of Progress Software Corporation, in the U.S. and other countries. © 2004-2013 All Rights Reserved.