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Re: [xml-dev] Do you enjoy neighborhoods where every house looksthe same?

On 8/29/13 8:03 AM, Bill Kearney wrote:
> I mean, really, what's the POV being espoused here?  What argument is
> being made, but being hidden behind a seemingly 'easy to digest' analogy?

Since I just expressed it in a form that you may find easier to digest:

The "essence of the creativity", however, is about working with a 
minimal set of standards and tools to include as much creativity from as 
many different people as possible by valuing context over standardization.

That's not at all about breaking standards.  It's about working with the 
smallest set of standards that will support the conversation (with the 
people actually having the conversation in their live contexts) and 
building appropriately from there.

Markup syntax is a convenient minimal standard for supporting electronic 
communication.  There are useful tools for manipulating it.  Standardize 
and improve the tools for manipulating markup, rather than trying to 
lock down what is said with markup.

Simon St.Laurent

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