Duck Typing, MustIgnore and the Web

Thanks in part to a private email from Stephen Downes, who seems to have enjoyed my post on Duck Typing and AI, I now see that

  • the MustIgnore principle in XML,
  • the Web mantra Be strict in what you send, generous in what you accept,
  • and duck typing

are the same idea. A very important idea indeed.

More later on this.

Daniel Lemire, "Duck Typing, MustIgnore and the Web," in Daniel Lemire's blog, February 7, 2007.

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A computer science professor at the University of Quebec (TELUQ).

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