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   Re: Grooves: why are "data" designed as properties and not nodes ?

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  • From: Ken MacLeod <ken@bitsko.slc.ut.us>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: 26 Sep 1999 09:24:31 -0500

"Anders W. Tell" <anderst@toolsmiths.se> writes:

> Thanks for the clarifications, I think Im getting a feel for how
> groves works.
> However my initial question remains, why are "data" located in
> properties and not nodes.
> If actual "data" where to be moved into Nodes the Grove model would
> still be well defined and maybe even simpler to understand and work
> with.

I'm not seeing what you're seeing.  I don't see how a property is
somehow seperate from the node that carries it, i.e. you retrieve data
by accessing a field (property) of the node.  Properties don't exist
seperately from their node (the _values_ can be retrieved and used

  Ken MacLeod

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