XML, metaphorically speaking. Bear with me on this post, everyone. It's on a technical subject, but I think the non-techies will be interested too. Give it a read, anyway, and I promise not to get techie again for a day or two. A… [Ben Hammersley's Dangerous Precendent]
This is an interesting position, programming or literary space. Might I add, an analytic space, which may not be literary, is similar to programming, but is makes sense of both. Analytic spaces are human readable, but rely intrinsically on definitions, namespaces. This is because they are defining relationships between the elements based on namespaces. Namespaces can thus become definitional spaces which provide for the context of the literary analysis.