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RE: The Three Myths of XML

There are two kinds of magic, Alaric; directed attention 
and misdirected attention.  The second is stage magic used 
to make an audience look away while the trick is performed 
elsewhere.  The first is real magic because it reveals the 
source of the action and the results.

The fool is hanged by seeing reality while tied to a tree 
of superstition and opportunity.  Only the feet are bound.


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

-----Original Message-----
From: Alaric Snell [mailto:alaric@alaric-snell.com]

Quoting Uche Ogbuji <uche.ogbuji@fourthought.com>:

> You described Clark's article precisely: "satire".  I don't think
> there
> are many people in positions of dangerous influence who ascribe to the
> described "magical thinking". 

There are... I've been burnt by them. Ever wondered why I'm so cynical about
XML? I've had to shoehorn it into situations that it's totally unsuited to.
Stick with marking text up!