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

On 4/11/13 6:04 AM, David Sheets wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 2:46 AM, Simon St.Laurent <simonstl@simonstl.com> wrote:
>> 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
> marker.

Yes, but we prefer to forget those disconnections from the present. (And 
from each other, per Sean McGrath's notes on Saussure.)

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

The reminder of transience is exciting enough to me.  In some ways I 
feel like the opening of this project is archaeology in advance.

No, I won't quote Ozymandias yet.  I'm hopeful of another act.

Simon St.Laurent

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