RE: YAML Ain't Markup Language
At 11:52 AM 6/6/2003 -0700, Dare Obasanjo wrote: >Your answers are the type of answer I'm used to seeing when someone brings >up the "data vs. document" debate that I consider meaningless. > >Data that a computer can process vs. data that a human can process? So are >there people who utilize XML without the benefit of a computer doing some >processing? Or are there places where XML documents are processed and >never have to be viewed by a human? Did you read all the way to the end? You seem to have missed the punch line. Here it is again. > >Does anyone have any concrete differences between such uses of XML that > >require such divisive terms as "doc vs data people". > >Sure. A document person is someone who doesn't appreciate the significance >of using XML for data. A data person is someone who doesn't appreciate the >significance of using XML for documents intended for humans. You can >usually identify a document person when he calls someone else a datahead. >You can usually identify a data person when he calls someone else a dochead. > >Then there are the XML people, who understand the significance of XML for >both documents and data. Jonathan
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