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- From: Len Bullard <cbullard@HiWAAY.net>
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2000 09:11:14 -0600
John Cowan wrote:
> "The" point? My point was that using XML as a data representation
> does not dictate a processing model.
John, what if it is the processing model that defines the
data representation, in effect, the means of declarartion?
VRML is an application language that from the inception was
targeted to object-oriented implementation. Is the XML
system of a root based, positional hierarchy with attributes the right
way to express a node based definition in which hierarchies
are expressed as field types? While the groves definition
is clean, the XML definition forces us to choose
between wrapper tags or the XML property set for the hierarchy.
The crux is wrapper tags to name fields such that the hierarchy is
rootless even if the grove definition has a synthetic root.