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Re: Syntax and semantics

From: Eric Bohlman <ebohlman@netcom.com>
Date: Thu, 18 May 2000 19:08:40 -0700 (PDT)
To: "W. E. Perry" <wperry@fiduciary.com>
cc: xml-uri@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.4.21.0005181907100.4109-100000@netcom3.netcom.com>
On Thu, 18 May 2000, W. E. Perry wrote:
> Where is all this leading? Simply (I hope) to the recognition that the
> description I have offered for the process of elaborating semantics from syntax
> through the working of executable code is both intellectually defensible on its
> own terms and practicable within the topology of the Internet, regardless of
> the grounds which, as an abstraction, it may offer for dispute within the
> current academic practice of critical theory.

Or, to put it more bluntly, can semantics, in any sense that's relevant to
practice in which XML is conceivably useful, be defined any way other than
operationally?
Received on Thursday, 18 May 2000 22:10:52 UTC

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