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   Re: [xml-dev] heritage (was Re: [xml-dev] SGML on the Web)

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Rick Jelliffe wrote:

> If (following Lou Burnard) a DTD is a theory about a document, then perhaps a data
> model is a theory about the markup in a document set.

Demokritos made this point two and a half millennia ago:  there exist only
nothingness, atomic instances, and theories. I have always found the Demokritan model
uniquely well-suited to understanding markup.


Walter Perry


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