MRMLMoz: Mind Reading ML in Mozilla (1/2) - exploring XML
MRMLMoz: Mind Reading ML in Mozilla
Mozilla is quickly nearing its version 1.0 release. Sources close to the inner development circles hint at implementation problems and question the targeted delivery date. Allegedly, AOL, in its attempt to replace Internet Explorer with Mozilla as its prefered browser, has requested an implementation of Mind Reading ML before the long-awaited final version of the browser can be shipped.
The Mind Reading Markup Language (MRML /mur'mul/) is a proprietary extension of the HyperText Markup Language. MRML tags can be embedded into any regular HTML document. They are completely invisible to all browsers, posing the first of a number of implementation challenges. Also deviating from standard XML practice, MRML tags are not case-sensitive: <freud> is equivalent to <FREUD> or <frEUd>.
The MRML specification
MRML tags can be grouped into three categories:
- Basic Markup Tags are used to read the client's mind for certain kinds of thoughts and emotions about the contained text. Examples are <brainscan>, <thoughtsuck>, and responses are delivered via <deepfears> and <sexthoughts>. The latter is not available in P3P-enabled browsers, and renaming the tag is under explicit discussion.
- The so-called Brainwashing tags are delimited by the the special <!--HYPNOTIZE><HYPNOTIZE--> pair. Suggestions within the Hypnotize area are completely invisible to all clients, but it is extremely important that the tags are placed correctly. You are liable for any mental damages inflicted by improperly placed tags, so be careful.
- Freud and Jung Tags: Specifications for Freudian id, ego, and superego tags and Jungian symbolic tags are under active development for an upcoming version 2 release of MRML.
Produced by Michael Claßen
Created: Apr 01, 2002
Revised: Apr 01, 2002