Improvising XML

I like Simon St.Laurent‘s view on XML allowing improvisation in data structures. Thinking about it, that’s what I’ve been doing all the time, writing XML example documents first and DTDs or schemas later on (if needed).

I also like improvisation in music: playing something unprepared with a group of people that you trust to react fast enough when something happens, to steer the “project” in the right direction. Lots of parallels here.

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