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Re: SERIOUS concerns about implementation



At 09:01 PM 2/20/97 -0500, David Durand wrote:
>At 8:20 PM +0000 2/20/97, Digitome Ltd. wrote:
>>I aggree. But I *do* wish we could stop referring to SGML files as "legacy".
>>Surely SGML->XML is a "down-translation" not an "up-translation".
>
>Afraid not. You lose no information in going from SGML to XML, unless you
>have somehow managed to come up with a way to use SHORTREF that could not
>be equivalently expressed with tags. It is a cross-translation, since any
>SGML DTD and any XML DTD should be able to operate at the same level of
>abstraction.

This seems a strange comment coming from you, David. Any time you reduce a
grammar, you reduce expressibility. Any time you reduce expressibility, you
lose information.

bob

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