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   Re: Grove diagram (was Re: The Power of Groves)

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  • From: Paul Prescod <paul@prescod.net>
  • To: xml-dev@xml.org
  • Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 14:19:46 -0800

Peter Murray-Rust wrote:
> Would it be simpler in XML? Since - presumably - XML can have a simpler
> property set maybe there would be fewer components in the diagram?

No. But if you made a similar diagram for the DOM it would be similarly
complex. Objects in modern software systems have many interconnections
with other objects. Pictures are not good at portraying this. Imagine
such a diagram for Jumbo, where every property on every object got its
own arrow.

Go back to James Clark's simple API. That's a more intuitive

 Paul Prescod  - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for himself
"The calculus and the rich body of mathematical analysis to which it
gave rise made modern science possible, but it was the algorithm that
made possible the modern world." 
        - from "Advent of the Algorithm" David Berlinski


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