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

On Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 2:46 AM, Simon St.Laurent <simonstl@simonstl.com> wrote:
> On 4/9/13 7:33 PM, Uche Ogbuji wrote:
>>   Publishing a schema (for a reasonable definition of "schema" that
>> generally doesn't involve such silly things as int vs long type
>> assertions) in association with a marked-up text is crucial to extending
>> its longevity of interpretation.  We're already losing a tremendous
>> number of digital materials from the early days of digital media because
>> the publishers were not conscious of this, and as the original engineers
>> are lost to circumstances of the hereafter.
> I really like the image this gives me of schemas as headstones on graves,
> identifying what lies beneath...

Every author is a ghost, speaking from beyond the veil of time. Any
citation, any specification, any metadata may be taken as a grave

Or is there something specific to schemas, as formal structural
specification, that makes this analogy more apt?


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