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   RE: [xml-dev] Syntax (was Re: [xml-dev] heritage)

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Standardizing meaning localizes.   That's all. 
As the semioticians put it, create or discover an interpretive 
community ontologically committed to a validatible 
interpretation.   This isn't difficult to understand 
and only tedious to achieve.  Syntax is the easiest 
agreement to get.  People care the least about it.
Successful standards are quite often agreements 
about things people could care less about.  So 
by following the 80/20 rule and Dare To Do Less, 
the first order of business is to raise the 
priority of trivia.

That thing about hats....


From: Simon St.Laurent [mailto:simonstl@simonstl.com]

Syntax standardization also seems to embolden people to go out and
standardize meanings and processing, which brings them right into the


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