Re: [unrev-II] inxar -- information exchange architecture

From: Jack Park (
Date: Mon Feb 05 2001 - 11:31:32 PST

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    > * Most of the concepts are redefined in terms
    > of modern programming languages such as Java
    > rather than in terms of markup text processing.

    That particular point is what bothers me. In terms of pure computer science
    (whatever that may be), what inxar does is to make it easier for the CS
    jockeys to read and use. For the rest of us, it makes little sense at all.
    There's a whole body of folks out there learning XML. Some, also doing Java,
    Perl, whatever, many never doing either. Were I to pursue inxar further,
    I'd be awfully inclined to remove the cryptic stuff and make it as readable
    as possible, even though it may be a bit less efficient in the computational

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