RE: "Introducing MicroXML, Part 1: Explore the basicprinciples
Thank you, Sam. > -----Original Message----- > From: Len Bullard [mailto:Len.Bullard@ses-i.com] > Sent: July 5, 2012 09:24 > To: John Cowan > Cc: Rushforth, Peter; email@example.com > Subject: RE: "Introducing MicroXML, Part 1: Explore > the basic principles of MicroXML" > > Thanks John. It doesn't explain why these ideas died with a whimper > other than there was no clamor for it. > > For Peter, I think the challenge is to pose the problem(s) > that will be solved by adding linking semantics to XML that > aren't solved otherwise. > Given the near obsession with HATEOAS of late, he might do > well to start with the state-diagrams where uncertainty is > flattened away by the application designer so the need for an > n-way link and external links becomes like supersymmetry, a > solution to a problem of the theory but nothing practical. ;) > > I'm off to accompany Jerry Garcia into Mordor to see if > hobbits are really aliens with hairy feet. > > len > > -----Original Message----- > From: John Cowan [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of John Cowan > Sent: Tuesday, July 03, 2012 7:53 PM > To: Len Bullard > Cc: Rushforth, Peter; email@example.com > Subject: Re: "Introducing MicroXML, Part 1: Explore > the basic principles of MicroXML" > > Len Bullard scripsit: > > > http://home.ccil.org/~cowan/XML/afng.html > > > > John Cowan might be able to explain what became of this work. > > I never got it quite right, and I never had the energy or > motivation to pursue a slightly-wrong implementation. > Eventually it fell off my open-source/open-standard bucket list. > > > My point is to note that work on these concepts stretched > out over a > > decade from when that first article was published (although Hytime > > itself had been around a few years by that point) and some > of the most > > brilliant minds in the markup tribe worked on it. > > > > And without much fanfare, it died. > > The best may be the enemy of the good, but the good often > returns the favor. > > -- > But the next day there came no dawn, John Cowan > and the Grey Company passed on into the firstname.lastname@example.org > darkness of the Storm of Mordor and were > http://www.ccil.org/~cowan lost to mortal sight; but the Dead > followed them. --"The Passing of the Grey Company" >
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