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RE: Wikipedia on XML

  • From: "Michael Kay" <mike@saxonica.com>
  • To: "'Elliotte Rusty Harold'" <elharo@ibiblio.org>
  • Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2009 23:17:25 +0100

RE:  Wikipedia on XML
> > A language for describing the syntax of another language?
> Despite the L in XML, syntax alone does not constitute a language.


> It's only a language if there are words. XML doesn't define 
> words. 

I think it does define words: words like "<", "</", "<!--", and "<!CDATA[",
and sentential forms like "<"...">", "<!--"..."-->", and so on. 


Michael Kay

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