Paul Prescod papresco at technologist.com
Fri Jan 16 04:15:59 GMT 1998

james anderson wrote:
> greetings,
> am i the only one who is struck by the frequency with which such  clarifying
> remarks appear on this list? i know there was "SGML" and there was "HTML", but
> why is does XML have to be "XM<EM>L</EM>"?
> 1. the PR is so absolutely clear that it is intended to be a notation and not a
> language.

My definition of language (and it is hardly one I invented!!) is a set
(perhaps infinite) of strings. The definition of the language states
what strings are in it and what strings are not. The set of strings
conforming to PR-xml are in the language and the set not conforming to
it are outside.

 Paul Prescod
"You have the wrong number."
"Eh? Isn't that the Odeon?"
"No, this is the Great Theater of Life. Admission is free, but the 
taxation is mortal. You come when you can, and leave when you must. The 
show is continuous. Good-night." -- Robertson Davies, "The Cunning Man"

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