[standards-jig] comments on JEP-0060

David Waite mass at akuma.org
Fri Jan 17 21:29:25 UTC 2003

Joe Hildebrand wrote:

>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).
>What if you assign semantic meaning to a var name, within a given context
>(JANA)?  Then it's trivial, unless I'm misunderstanding something.
Sure. My point was that there wasn't a standard for doing this (and I've 
gotten push-back in the past for establishing one, especially in regard 
to muc x:data forms).

Without machine entry capability, JEP-0060 is useless for most of the 
use cases where pub/sub is really useful.

-David Waite

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