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I was thinking about the word "language", as in programming language. And then I was thinking about HTML and XML. These two are also called languages, but are they really?
I think to qualify as a language, something has to have procedural statements, not only declarative statements. It would be like a human language having only nouns but no verbs. It wouldn't be much of a language.
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...the impossible takes slightly longer.
I think it's a question of context. In certain contexts to call them a language is a non sequitur but in a lower level of context they fit as in a medium to transmit data. They don't qualify as a medium to compose a computer program.
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