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Title: RE: [xml-dev] Abstract Equivalence (was Microsoft FUD on binary XML...)

> From: Elliotte Rusty Harold
> >From what I know of most poetry, typeface is insignificant, but
> >whitespace is, yes?
> I know at least one modern poet (my wife) in some of whose poetry
> type face is significant. I'm not particularly familiar with most
> modern poetry, but I suspect she wasn't the first to do this.
> Of course white space is significant in some poetry as well, e.e.
> cummings being the most famous current example. In most poetry taught
> in high school in which, white space is only significant in terms of
> word and line breaks. But in many ancient (and a few modern)
> languages, white space didn't even exist, but there was still poetry!

For a rather well-known example of poetry where whitespace (and font size) is significant, see "The Mouse's Tale" by Lewis Carroll.


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