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Re: [xml-dev] Gothic definitions (was Re: [xml-dev] Re: Markup, an abstraction)

On Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 10:58 AM, Liam R E Quin <liam@w3.org> wrote:
On Thu, 2013-08-29 at 17:26 +0100, Norman Gray wrote:

> Hmm: what would goth markup look like, I wonder?
> <!ELEMENT gothicperson (tribe?, parentsname2, sackings*)>   ?

The Goths were not people to adhere to the formal social conventions of
other groups, I think. The Goth approach to markup would be to demolish
it and to take what they could from it and move on, perhaps :-)

Formal XML markup is closer to the Roman Empire, whose organization was
powered by bureaucracy and whose buildings, ideas, language and even
their legal systems endured long after their socks had crumbled to dust.

Right-O. "I am heere with thee, and thy Goats, as the most
capricious Poet honest Ovid was among the Goths" (sith a Foole a Foole a motley Foole).

The trouble comes when the infrastructures we build become important,
become considered more important than the people and the people's needs.

When that happens sometimes we have to burn down the church and start
again from first principles [1], building a new church and a new
infrastructure that our grand-children will admire and, in turn,

Agreed, but what was that [1] you intended? Surely not MicroXML?

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