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   Re: XML-Data: advantages over DTD syntax?

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  • From: Peter Newcomb <peter@techno.com>
  • To: jwrobie@mindspring.com
  • Date: Mon, 29 Sep 1997 12:43:07 -0400

[Jonathan Robie <jwrobie@mindspring.com> on Mon, 29 Sep 1997 11:49:02 -0400]
> XML-Data adds several features that hard-core object oriented folks
> appreciate:
> 1. True inheritance, with semantics more similar to that of OO
> languages than indirect mechanisms used to simulate inheritance when
> using architectural forms. Architectural forms do not really give us
> what OO folks call inheritance.

Could you elaborate upon this distinction between architectural form
inheritance and "true OO inheritance"?  What about XML-data makes it
capable of supporting "truer" inheritance than architectural forms?


Peter Newcomb                           TechnoTeacher, Inc.
peter@petes-house.rochester.ny.us       peter@techno.com
http://www.petes-house.rochester.ny.us  http://www.techno.com

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