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

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 20:13:26 +0100
Message-ID: <14393446734.20030228201326@w3.org>
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
CC: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>, "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@ingr.com>, <www-tag@w3.org>

On Friday, February 28, 2003, 8:09:06 PM, Dan wrote:

DC> 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.

DC> 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.

As long as you override the MIME type and don't treat it as XML,
otherwise it is not well formed.

 Chris                            mailto:chris@w3.org
Received on Friday, 28 February 2003 14:13:53 UTC

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