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Re: The privilege of XML parsing - Data types,binary XML and X

data meaning

> This seems a bit unsettling to me.  It is the data model that provides meaning
> to the string.  The data model allows me to understand the aircraft and
> elevation elements.   I would imagine that it is the combination of the data
> and the data model which endure.  What are your thoughts on this?  /Roger

The job of XMl is not to provide meaning.  I have many techniques for managing 
meaning of data in XML, all of which are infinitely more expressive than WXS.  
Why would I even use something as weak as WXS to manage something as 
multifarious as meaning?

I am happy for people to use whatever works for them to manage the semantics 
of their tags.  I just don't want one group's particular preference melded 
into core XML processing specs.

I should think this distinction is a really clear one, but for some reason it 
does not seem to be getting across.

Uche Ogbuji                                    Fourthought, Inc.
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