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Re: Precise Definition for Interoperability Needed (Was RE: [Minu tes] 6-7 Feb 2003 TAG ftf meeting (why XML))

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 13:09:06 -0600
To: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Cc: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>, "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@ingr.com>, www-tag@w3.org
Message-id: <1046459346.6608.39.camel@dirk.dm93.org>

On Fri, 2003-02-28 at 12:57, Tim Berners-Lee wrote:
> My guess is that what Dan meant was that really long term persistence
> is the a bility of a librarian or computer scientist to figure out what
> a document meant long after the standards are gone.

Yes.

> XML, with its recurrent use of <> and its matching redundant
> use of a tag name at beginning and end of an element, makes this
> sort of rosetta stone task easier than for, say, a binary document.
> 
> Similarly, if an XML document is corrupted in the middle you can
> make use of some of the rest.
> There is often redundancy in the indentation vs the tag closing too.
> 
> But that's just my guess could be miles off :-)

no; thanks; with my busted finger, putting words in my mouth is much
more welcome than usual.

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Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
Received on Friday, 28 February 2003 14:09:29 GMT

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