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Re: Action item on syntax-based interoperability

From: Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2003 16:39:14 -0400
Message-Id: <p06002003bbbc9b305387@[]>
To: Tyler Close <tyler@waterken.com>, Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org

At 12:51 PM -0400 10/22/03, Tyler Close wrote:

>Ok, the message should be "Syntax is essential", not "Data models
>are bad".

The problem is not that data models are bad. It's that data model are 
local. Ny data model is not your data model, and need not be. Syntax 
is exchangeable and interoperable. Data models aren't.

   Elliotte Rusty Harold
   Processing XML with Java (Addison-Wesley, 2002)
Received on Wednesday, 22 October 2003 16:56:17 UTC

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