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

Simon St. Laurent said:

> The "essence of the creativity" 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, this is excellent.


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