Re: ConciseXML syntax and compatibility
When I say that Word 6 "is-compatible-with" Word 5, it often means that any Word 5 document can be read by Word 6, and that Word 6 can write the in Word 5 format. That doesn't mean that Word 6 *is* Word 5 when you say that they are compatible. ConciseXML is a new syntax. It is *not* the XML 1.0 syntax, however, any XML 1.0 document is a valid ConciseXML document. According to the first definition of "compatibility" in Merriam-Webster: compatibility: capable of existing together in harmony I believe ConciseXML fits that definition. _Plusch ----- Original Message ----- From: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@s...> To: <xml-dev@l...> Sent: Friday, January 17, 2003 12:48 PM Subject: Re: ConciseXML syntax > uche.ogbuji@f... (Uche Ogbuji) writes: > >My objection to their usage depends heavily on custom within the XML > >community. I thought this would go without saying, but I guess not. > > I've always assumed that "compatible with XML" meant "would pass through > an XML 1.0 parser without a fatal error". There are lots of ways to > subset XML and remain compatible on those terms. > > Beyond that, I use the more generic term "markup" for material that's > still syntactically-structured text. > > -- > Simon St.Laurent > Ring around the content, a pocket full of brackets > Errors, errors, all fall down! > http://simonstl.com -- http://monasticxml.org > > ----------------------------------------------------------------- > The xml-dev list is sponsored by XML.org <http://www.xml.org>, an > initiative of OASIS <http://www.oasis-open.org> > > The list archives are at http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/ > > To subscribe or unsubscribe from this list use the subscription > manager: <http://lists.xml.org/ob/adm.pl> >
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