[standards-jig] comments on JEP-0060

Joe Hildebrand JHildebrand at jabber.com
Fri Jan 17 21:18:34 UTC 2003


DW said:

> I think the big problem is the difference between being readable and 
> understood by machines. x:data does not have a standard for mapping 
> fields to expected values in a machine sense - human entry is needed 
> enter a form, even when software might know all the values 
> needed. This 
> is because the requesting software cannot identify how to 
> format those 
> values for correct interpretation by the software component expecting 
> them (unless it parses the instructions and field labels).

Huh?  

What if you assign semantic meaning to a var name, within a given context
(JANA)?  Then it's trivial, unless I'm misunderstanding something.

-- 
Joe Hildebrand



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