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RE: [xml-dev] I nominate these xml-dev postings as two of the all-time great postings

Some others of note:

"...the WHOLE POINT of XML is to live at the nexus of human and
machine systems." -- Mike Champion

"Reductionism may be wonderful for computers, but it's not very 
useful for the rest of us. At least in theory, XML is supposed 
to provide a middle ground between human and machine-readable."
  -- Simon St. Laurent
"XML is for developers. XML is for authors. XML is for anyone that 
needs to add type and structure to information." -- Aaron Skonnard

And for fun:

"What was the design objective for this program? If it was to be as 
unreadable as possible and as slow as possible at the same time, 
while still failing to produce correct results, then I think it 
has probably been achieved." -- Michael Kay

-----Original Message-----
From: Costello, Roger L. [mailto:costello@mitre.org] 
Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2012 2:49 PM
To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: [xml-dev] I nominate these xml-dev postings as two of the
all-time great postings

Hi Folks,

I nominate the below xml-dev postings as two of the all-time great
postings.  /Roger

Henry Thompson 
     "Why is text marked up" ? 

   To make explicit for mechanical processing what is
    implicit-but-evident in the original.

Michael Sperberg-McQueen 
    One of the great themes of computer science over the last 
    sixty years has been the long-running campaign to move more 
    and more things out of the "must be checked by eyeball" / 
    semantics area, and into the "can readily be checked by 
    machine" / syntax area.


Henry Thompson's post:

Michael Sperberg-McQueen's post:


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