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RE: A few things I noticed about w3c's xml-schema
- From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: Robin Cover <email@example.com>, Rick Jelliffe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 31 May 2001 08:48:12 -0500
Before we bronze too much, Yuri would point to
Charles, and Charles would point to Sharon. They
did not always agree, and they lead in different
ways. Two of those people are still leading. We
were once a very small community and now we are
a considerably larger one and we need and have
more leaders. That is a good thing. I suspect
if you ask Charles or Sharon, you will find
they are very proud of this. Few among us
can claim to have dedicated a life to moving
a planet, and they did not do it alone.
I spent last weekend throwing away more literature
on SGML than I suspect most people have ever seen.
Who remembers OWL? Who remembers SIGHyper, SMDL? Who
wrote for <TAG>? Who has a draft 8879 or a copy
of Martin Bryan's Author's Guide, or Goldfarb's
SGML Handbook? There is a long history in
the markup community. It is also past. The
work we do now builds on it, but the work is
now and future. The heros we need are above ground.
Yuri was the face man. He evangelized and he
found talent. He gave people a sense of self-worth
and made them feel like they belonged to something
larger, something hopeful and wonderful and fun.
If Yuri taught me anything, it was eyes forward
and people matter. And laugh as much as you can.
One should enjoy this great game we play.
I want mine to say (1954 - ) for as long as
Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h
From: Robin Cover [mailto:email@example.com]
Here's a friendly challenge to the XML 'experts' who now stand upon the
shoulders of those who preceded them: if you never met Yuri, try to
read the obituary notices with the guess than you might come away
unchanged in your inner person. You probably won't. XML (SGML
'lopped off') stands at the boundary between sanity and insanity, but
contrary to what one might justifiably conclude from the current
climate, it's not all about money. Take the dare (I dare you); there are
only about 60 items:
What do you want your epitaph to say?