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RE: Personal reply to Edd Dumbill's XML Hack Article wrt W3C XML Schema

The User Agent Sat On A Wall 
(apologies to Lewis Caroll who was well-formed and is now well-dead)

`Don't stand chattering to yourself like that,' 
 The UserAgent said, looking at her interface for the first time, 
`but tell me your name and your business.' 

`My name is WebService, but --' 
`It's a stupid name enough!' the User Agent interrupted impatiently. `What
does it mean?' 
`Must a name mean something?' The WebService asked doubtfully. 
`Of course it must,' the UserAgent said with a short laugh: `my name means
the shape I am -- and a good 
 handsome shape it is, too. With a name like yours, you might be any shape,

`Why do you sit out here all alone?' said the WebService, not wishing to
begin an argument. 
`Why, because there's nobody with me!' cried UserAgent. `Did you think I
didn't know the answer to that? Ask another.' 

"`When I use a word,' UserAgent said, in rather a scornful tone, 
`it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less.' 
`The question is,' said WebService, `whether you can make words mean so many
different things.' 
`The question is,' said UserAgent, `which is to be master -- that's all.' "


Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h

-----Original Message-----
From: Simon St.Laurent [mailto:simonstl@simonstl.com]

I'm coming more and more to the opinion that the only semantics which 
matter in the end are the semantics seen by the recipient of the message.