Draft Spec mark 2

Erik Westlin westlin at MSI.SE
Fri Sep 1 09:05:21 CEST 2000

Eric Zurcher wrote:
In my mind it's totally wrong to create a language for descriptions
using XML.
Instead create a dedicated language for descriptions - then
construct a XML generator for this language if you like.
I'm in computer science, my interrest in botany is just a small part
time hobby
But i hate to see a lot of energy go to waste and i would like to see
a computer flora whith a deep knowledge i could interact with.
I think you should consult some people in the knowledge representation
Plant descriptive data is much to complex to be captured in XML which is
more geared towards presentation than representation.


       Erik Westlin                   Manne Siegbahn Laboratory
       email: westlin at msi.se

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