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True.  Once again around the wheel that is SGML.

I've been researching work where it is suggested 
that some network effects should be managed by 
the Federal authorities.  Now that the Internet 
is being returned to its original mission, that 
may have legs.  Those that were in will be out 
and those that were out will be in again.  How 
perfectly Moebic.

BTW:  I noted your comment on the blog over the 
holidays.  XML is imperfect and so is SGML.  What 
I am noting is that I am more comfortable with 
the XMLers managing the evolution than I was when 
it started.  They are finally demonstrating the 
experience needed to make better decisions and 
so little is left of the SGML community, it can't 
manage network effects to pareto optima.  When any 
company or organization realizes that say 30% or 
more of its members are within five years of 
retirement, it has to pass the baton.   In the 
case of XML, the baton was wrested perhaps a 
bit too early, but that smoothed out.   This 
thread is a good example of the new generation 
finally confronting the nastier problems they 
used to claim weren't important, or one might 
say, the final 20% that bites when the missions 
become critical.  So far, so good.  They have 
to be quicker though.  The Internet as we've 
known it is as old as SGML and also on the verge 
of being retired and repurposed.


From: Arjun Ray [mailto:arjun.ray@verizon.net]

On Wed, 2005-01-05 at 02:11 -0500, hhalpin@ibiblio.org wrote:
> Then, it seems at least as XML is concerned, is that those of us who
> think typing is useful (albeit a small minority on this list) would
> like to see some good, extensible type system (although no-one seems
> to have any good ideas on this list)

Time to reinvent notations, perhaps badly.


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