Re: Beauty and markup (was Re: terra incognita)
Somewhat OT: I am not sure if I am bending the original intent wildly out context-- but being a first year poetry student these issues came up for me this year as well. As we studied the critical notion of intertextuality (treating a poem as a work vs. a text) I couldn't help but draw the comparisson between XML as data and XML as the model. Of course at the time I was more focused on studying the large community rift centered around differing notions of the document vs. the Infoset. There seems a great similarity-- as the critical school moved away from treating poems as works which have a stable meaning-- or answer, if you will-- the nature of poetic criticism changed and the readership widened. It seems in the XML community there are two distinct poles-- XML as data with a stable meaning (object serialization / schema / infoset items) and XML as a changing document where the language itself carries semantic value. Maybe this is the general nature of philosophy or science now. I am not sure-- such a dichotomy exists in many fields why not in XML, why not in poetry? Maybe this is why Whitman is revered-- but then again many of his poems were written as works which could be resolved-- only now do we realize the value of viewing the poems against alternate contexts where the resolution is made fuzzy-- no one realized it while he was alive. Regards, Jeff Rafter Defined Systems http://www.defined.net XML Development and Developer Web Hosting
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