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   Re: [xml-dev] Ted Nelson's "XML is Evil"

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> The three layer model he's proposing doesn't seem very different from
> Durusau's Just In Time Trees combined with a style sheet language and I
> wouldn't call it a bad idea.

Or Attributed Range Algebra... in fact one of the uses of ARA was to 
enable something like that. One of the demo's I have here is a database 
that takes in XML, LaTeX (restricted form) and email messages, and 
creates a unified markup database/index from it. Anything can be pulled 
put as XML, treated as XML using a DOM (single implementation for all 
markup), markup can be suppressed or generated on the fly, etc. The 
difference is in treating markup as an something interpreted/inferred 
rather than something truly intrinsic to the data.

I think there is a great deal of power in the model, and remember that 
Ted Nelson's perspective is usually tinted by the desire for persistent 
hypermedia linking infrastructure.


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