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

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.


Received on Friday, 28 February 2003 14:13:53 UTC