Re: On the promotion and demotion of information items (was Re
From: "Alaric B. Snell" <alaric@a...> > Hmmm. I think they should have just put the information in attributes and > been done with it. People are free to ignore attributes they're not > interested in. Err, except that then the originators would say "oh we don't think this is important enough for non-humans" in which case it would have been be left out and Daniella would be left hopeless. > Well, if the information was specified as information rather than as > expendable human comments that happen to have machine-readable information > stored in them AND NOWHERE ELSE, then there'd be no need to promote anything > :-) Err, except that then the originators would say "oh we don't think this is important enough for non-humans" in which case it would have been be left out and Daniella would be left hopeless. > What happens to this .Net config file if you strip out the comments? > Presumably something breaks Why presumably? Who know what the user wants to make of the information. Maybe a future XML should have a few extra kinds of tags with clearly specified statuses in this regard: for example, a kind of tag used for "computer information whose format is variable and which may not be maintained through the document set" or "data that uses some simple datatype" or "information only present to make it difficult to convert into ASN.1" and so on. Cheers Rick Jelliffe
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