OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help



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

[ Lists Home | Date Index | Thread Index ]

Mike Champion wrote:

> Kick me out of the fraternity if you want, but I can 
> imagine doing this input, validation, display job 
> MUCH easier with procedural code than XML ...

But wait!  There's more!  Limericks and haiku aren't the only
kinds of strict-form lyric, you know.  Unfortunately,
I cannot find any regular xml-dev poster or W3C contributor
with a perfect double dactylic (DA-da-da-DA-da-da) name,
so I have had to approximate:

Henry S. Thompson said,
"Syntactic, structure, and
Value constraints we
Express on the fly."

Simon St. Laurent: "Your
Schemas must die!"

XML programmers
Try to escape those I-
Eighteen-en woes;

We could use many more
Unicode weenies and
Fran?ois Yergeaus.

And here's the schema:

<double-dactyl class="meta" author="mailto:robison@texas.net";>
Long-short-short, long-short-short
Dactyls in dimeter,
Verse form with choriambs
(Masculine rhyme):
One sentence (two stanzas)
Challenges poets who
Don't have the time.

Finally, here's a tanka, or Extended Haiku (5-7-5-7-7):

Winter: MIT,
   Keio, INRIA,
Issue lots of Drafts.
   So much more to understand!
   Might simplicity return?

Not to perambulate             || John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
    the corridors               || http://www.reutershealth.com
during the hours of repose     || http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
    in the boots of ascension.  \\ Sign in Austrian ski-resort hotel


News | XML in Industry | Calendar | XML Registry
Marketplace | Resources | MyXML.org | Sponsors | Privacy Statement

Copyright 2001 XML.org. This site is hosted by OASIS