Re: Still not the essence of XML (was Re: S-express
ricko@a... (Rick Jelliffe) writes: >Simeon and Wadler do a good service by characterizing XML+WXS=PSVI >deficiencies, but they waste their bullet by pointing their gun at >"XML". (I hope nothing in my comments shows any disrespect to them or >the body of their paper!) You're too respectful, Rick. I'd say that paper is not only not "the essence of XML", it has practically nothing to do with XML whatsoever. Statements like this one just make me laugh at how far off the mark the paper is: >From the external representation one should be able to derive the >corresponding internal representation. This claim seems violently counter-intuitive for markup systems based on text, especially if there is any interest in exchange among dissimilar users across organizational boundaries or over time. These gentlemen may be brilliant, no doubt, but they seem to ask questions which have only coincidental intersections with XML and then boldly title their paper "The Essence of XML". Maybe they should call it "the Essence of Hierarchical Data-Modeling" and work back to an XML representation later. If we're really lucky, they'll create a new format that solves all of these problems instead of using XML. -- Simon St.Laurent Ring around the content, a pocket full of brackets Errors, errors, all fall down! http://simonstl.com -- http://monasticxml.org
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