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   Re: [xml-dev] [ANN] XML Limerick Competition

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Perhaps we need to start a W3C activity to standardize the XLimerick.
Instead of an infoset, it can have 'ThatSwingSet'.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Cowan" <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
To: "Jasen Hoglund" <jhoglund@lssdata.com>
Cc: <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>; "Michael Kay" <michael.h.kay@ntlworld.com>
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2002 11:18 AM
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] [ANN] XML Limerick Competition

> Can't we get some limericks that actually *are* limericks?
> The canonical syllabic scheme of a limerick is this:
> The first syllable can always be left off, as in lines 1
> and 3, and you can squeeze in one, at most two extra syllables
> per line (though this example doesn't).  It's also okay to
> drop an unstressed syllable here and there, as in line 5.
> You can also have one (or even two) unstressed syllables at
> the end, provided the rhyme scheme is respected:
> It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing!


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