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RE: Proposed restatement of syntax-based interoperability princip le ( was RE: Action item on syntax-based interoperability)

From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) <clbullar@ingr.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2003 15:46:06 -0600
Message-ID: <15725CF6AFE2F34DB8A5B4770B7334EE03F9EE0C@hq1.pcmail.ingr.com>
To: 'Chris Lilley' <chris@w3.org>
Cc: 'Tim Bray' <tbray@textuality.com>, noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com, "Champion, Mike" <Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com>, www-tag@w3.org

Yeah.  It separates the living from the dead if your 
CAD system can't dispatch on it correctly to a 
mobile unit that isn't manufactured by the same vendor.

Don't bet your kid's life on syntax, Chris.

len

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Lilley [mailto:chris@w3.org]

On Saturday, October 25, 2003, 5:41:54 PM, Claude wrote:


BCLL> Portable data.  Inteoperable systems.  A priori agreements 
BCLL> about types even if informal.  HTML works because it is 
BCLL> bloody obvious even to a script kiddie what a <p> is

Yeah, its a paragraph separator, right?

BCLL> but
BCLL> someone has to tell you what <eventID>0100</eventID> is.
Received on Sunday, 26 October 2003 16:46:08 GMT

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