RE: Venting

Subject: RE: Venting
From: "Gavin Thomas Nicol" <gtn@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 1999 13:57:56 -0500
> Why can't Illustrator files be posted on the
> Web? Why can't Microsoft Word files be posted? The answer really
> boils down to problems with incompatible file formats. XML can solve that
> problem, but it won't if we operate under the mistaken assumption that the
Web is All
> and All is the Web.

In fact, XML *cannot* solve that problem. It's a single syntax that can be
for modelling information, so unification at the syntactics level is
yes, but the *semantics* are entirely application dependent.

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