Category Archives: xml

XML Amsterdam 2013

Spoke yesterday at XML Amsterdam 2013 on ART DECOR, an open source framework for medical metadata. Slides available.

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Semantics and behavior

Larry Masinter believes there is a risk in making ‘the “meaning” of [a] language depend on operational behavior‘. In discussions like this there should be a sharp distinction between natural and computer languages. Larry says meaning ‘depends on what the … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with XML?

I’ve uploaded my Dutch article ‘Wat is er mis met XML?‘ on the many well-known shortcomings of XML – namespaces, DOM, canonicalization, XML Schema, in general: complexity and counter-intuitivity. Entertaining, and necessary since I’m more and more often being accused … Continue reading

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