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The problem is RFC 2396, that is the bridge
between the worlds, not the trolls beneath the
bridge. Abduction starts the process of linguistic
legerdermain; axioms end the ceremonies. 2396 should
be a syntax-spec only. Same as XML.
Until they fail and the war begins anew.
Or in contrast to Hein's incantation on
media that TimBL quotes,
"The unyielding medium's not only endured,
It's that upon which art depends:
For who can perform on a tightrope secured
At only one of its ends?" - Piet Hein
I offer from an old song,
"you got to learn to let go of the rope. Captain".
From: John Cowan [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Simon St.Laurent scripsit:
> You can believe that if it's what it takes to keep working on it, but it
> looks like the W3C is building a stack to the sky. That stack isn't the
> chaotic Tower of Babel that Mark Pesce and others feared XML would
> create, but an ever-growing semantic stack that tries too hard to create
> order where tolerance for chaos might be a wiser strategy.
Order magicians may need to retreat to their own island in order to get
done what they want to get done; chaos magicians have the whole universe
to play in. There is no reason why they should oppose one another.