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Re: XML 1.0 is simple. was: RE: almost four years ago....
- From: "Simon St.Laurent" <email@example.com>
- To: Steve Tinney <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2001 09:40:02 -0400
On 16 Jun 2001 08:41:03 -0400, Steve Tinney wrote:
> On Saturday 16 June 2001 04:32 am, Rick Jelliffe wrote:
> > Is it "metathesis" where a part is substitution for the whole (like "sail"
> > being used for ship)? It is just a normal part of English. So we cannot
Which is really too bad, since I wanted to leap to "metastasize".
> So we cannot
> expect people won't use XML for the whole thing. That confusion
> between poetical use and the specific use cannot be banished.
Though I think it's pretty easy to suggest that organizations which
encourage such synecdoche deserve to be reproached for it, especially
when such synecdoche appears to exclude other potentially useful