[rfc-i] Open issue: semantically tagging data

Paul Hoffman paul.hoffman at vpnc.org
Thu Jun 21 11:57:30 PDT 2012


On Jun 21, 2012, at 11:42 AM, Andrew Sullivan wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 09:58:47AM -0700, Paul Hoffman wrote:
>> 
>> It should a requirement for the canonical document that will be used
>> to generate the other documents.
> 
> I refuse to state a position about this matter, but I want to make
> explicit that the above more or less entails that the "canonical
> document" be source code over which a transformation is run.

Yes.

>  That
> probably entails that nobody normal will be able to read the canonical
> form.

No. One can make both XML and HTML fairly (but not easily) readable with intelligent use of whitespace. There are already multiple tools that do so, and generating our own such tool is probably less than a day's work.

Opening new thread on this topic...

--Paul Hoffman


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