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Re: [xml-dev] The Allure of Gothic Markup

On 19/08/13 9:59 AM, "Michael Kay" <mike@saxonica.com> wrote:

>> To claim an equivalence to gothic architecture and schema-less XML to
>>me seems nonsensical.	
>I think I understood Simon's talk rather better when I realised that he
>was not talking about Gothic architecture but about Ruskin's romanticised
>view of Gothic architecture.
>Which is probably more like the bazaar than the cathedral.

This is a good observation, and on that topic, another takeaway for me
(which probably reinforces my existing opinions) is that the development
of markup standards and systems should not be about an architect imposing
a top-down decree on how things should be. Instead, it is about setting up
an environment which allows people to work together more effectively.

To be honest I found Simon's paper a little long winded for my own tastes,
but it was definitely interesting and thought provoking and I would like
to thank him for sharing. Good research and references, gold star :)


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