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

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W. E. Perry 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.




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