XSL and the semantic web

John Cowan cowan at locke.ccil.org
Wed Jun 16 20:49:28 BST 1999

Miles Sabin wrote:

> > Typists can regenerate the surface form, but not the
> > lost semantic markup.
> Are you sure about that? Granted they _might_ not be
> able to restore the semantic markup that was placed
> there by the originator [...]

That's a quibble.  The *original* semantic markup is lost,
even if someone can supply *new* semantic markup that
just-so-happens to be the same.

Note: supplying one form is not a firewall if it is not
a dumbed-down form.  Source code is not a firewall,
obfuscated source code is a firewall.  See
http://www.opensource.org/osd.html .

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