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Hi All,

Just saw this on comp.text.xml, posted by Jorn Barger:


An SGML fan, an XML fan, and an HTML fan are watching a movie when they
notice smoke coming out of a trashcan.

The SGML fan says "We must convince the theater management to hire an
expert to write a DTD for emergency-announcements, and sell them an
expensive application for archiving announcements, and get them to hire a
team to convert all their old announcements to SGML!"

The XML fan says, "There's no time for that!  We must train all the
audience members to recognise XML, and then start a committee to
investigate the possibility of starting negotiations to form a working
group to write a paper on the future evolution of emergency-announcement

Meanwhile, the HTML fan takes out his wireless PDA and types in:

  <h1><blink><font color=red>FIRE!</font></blink></h1>

which he quickly hacks the digital projection system to display, saving
the lives of everyone in the theater.

the pragmatic web: http://www.robotwisdom.com/web/pragmatics.html


akmal chaudhri

IBM developerWorks - http://www.ibm.com/developerWorks/
XMLDatabases ------- http://www.btinternet.com/~xmldatabases/


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