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Re: 1.c-d: Define a Link Processor and Communicate With It? (repost)

From: Jon Bosak <bosak@atlantic-83.Eng.Sun.COM>
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 1997 08:21:19 -0800
Message-Id: <199702041621.IAA01129@boethius.eng.sun.com>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
CC: bosak@atlantic-83.Eng.Sun.COM
[Len Bullard:]

| We keep getting caught on the problems of making information portable
| while keeping systems interoperable, so maybe we just have to say, XML
| does not do interoperability except insofar as two communicators agree
| to use the same processor specification.

I don't think this works.  A key reason that HTML is successful is
because it provides a basic set of common understandings.  Without a
basic set of common understandings, communication is impossible.

Jon
Received on Tuesday, 4 February 1997 11:21:29 UTC

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