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Re: Wikipedia on XML

  • From: Tim Bray <Tim.Bray@Sun.COM>
  • To: Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com>
  • Date: Sat, 08 Aug 2009 10:46:36 -0700

Re:  Wikipedia on XML
On Aug 8, 2009, at 2:09 AM, Michael Kay wrote:

> Surely syntax is just one part of language?
> * The syntax says you are allowed to write <A>XYZ</A>.
> * The semantics (dare I use the term?) says that when you do so, you  
> have
> uttered an element whose name is A and whose content is XYZ.

How's this: The Extensible Markup Language (XML) specification defines  
the syntax rules for a family of markup languages loosely referred to  
as "XML", as well as a system for declaring the selection and ordering  
of the markup elements which may appear in a particular markup  
language which is a member of the family.

I think that's accurate but it feels kind of long and klunky.  Anyone  
got any polish to apply? -T

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