words (RE: extensibility in XSchema?)

Paul Prescod papresco at technologist.com
Mon Jun 22 19:53:59 BST 1998

On Mon, 22 Jun 1998, Trevor Turton wrote:

> This sounds accurate to me -
> anyone else have a sharp definition of sentacs versus symantix?

No, I do not believe that such a sharp definition exists. That does not
mean that we can wave a magic wand and have the concepts disappear,
however. Even without precise definitions, the words are useful and
important. If, in the real world, we threw away every word that did not 
have a mathematical definition, we would not have many words left. Since 
XML lives on the border of the "real world" of human thoughts and ideas 
and the quasi-mathematical world of the computer, we must expect to deal 
with both that which is well-defined and that which is fuzzy.

 Paul Prescod

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