Content or Metadata?
Clark C. Evans
clark.evans at manhattanproject.com
Thu Dec 2 21:20:02 GMT 1999
On Thu, 2 Dec 1999, Robin Cover wrote:
> The distinction is rather like "content" (vs.) "not-content" --
> fairly bogus, distracting, and confusing -- not to mention
> problematic because it lies the base of some bad markup
> language designs.
It's confusing and problematic when the context
of the document is not taken into consideration
or when the document is used in more than one context
without the proper (isomorphic) transformations to
preserve meaning. Furthermore, to add insult to injury,
there is no such thing as context independence...
Perhaps explicit user perspectives / use cases
are needed when doing document modeling. Mabye
inserting a few transformation steps between
contexts would help?
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