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Re: Fwd: [xml-dev] Not using mixed content? Then don't use XML

On 4/9/13 5:47 PM, Peter Ring wrote:
> You know, the only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it... I
> can resist everything but temptation ...

Have you been spending too much time with the ontologists?

Paying words for the work they do does seem like a good idea, though...


 > Impenetrability!
> 'I don't know what you mean by "glory",' Alice said.
> Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. 'Of course you don't — till I tell
> you. I meant "there's a nice knock-down argument for you!"'
> 'But "glory" doesn't mean "a nice knock-down argument",' Alice objected.
> 'When *I* use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone,
> 'it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.'
> 'The question is,' said Alice, 'whether you *can* make words mean so
> many different things.'
> 'The question is,' said Humpty Dumpty, 'which is to be master — that's all.'
> Alice was too much puzzled to say anything; so after a minute Humpty
> Dumpty began again. 'They've a temper, some of them — particularly
> verbs: they're the proudest — adjectives you can do anything with, but
> not verbs — however, *I* can manage the whole lot of them!
> Impenetrability! That's what *I* say!'
> 'Would you tell me please,' said Alice, 'what that means?'
> 'Now you talk like a reasonable child,' said Humpty Dumpty, looking very
> much pleased. 'I meant by "impenetrability" that we've had enough of
> that subject, and it would be just as well if you'd mention what you
> mean to do next, as I suppose you don't mean to stop here all the rest
> of your life.'
> 'That's a great deal to make one word mean,' Alice said in a thoughtful
> tone.
> 'When I make a word do a lot of work like that,' said Humpty Dumpty, 'I
> always pay it extra.'
> 'Oh!' said Alice. She was too much puzzled to make any other remark.
> 'Ah, you should see 'em come round me of a Saturday night,' Humpty
> Dumpty went on, wagging his head gravely from side to side, 'for to get
> their wages, you know.'
> (Alice didn't venture to ask what he paid them with; and so you see I
> can't tell *you*.)
> 'You seem very clever at explaining words, Sir,' said Alice. 'Would you
> kindly tell me the meaning of the poem called "Jabberwocky"?'
> 'Let's hear it,' said Humpty Dumpty. 'I can explain all the poems that
> ever were invented — and a good many that haven't been invented just yet.'

Simon St.Laurent

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