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   Re: Architectural Forms and XAF

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  • From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
  • To: "xml-dev@xml.org" <xml-dev@XML.ORG>
  • Date: Fri, 03 Mar 2000 09:58:49 -0500

"Steven R. Newcomb" wrote:

> Think of the generic identifier as the *value* (not the *name*) of the
> one-and-only, always-required "nameless" attribute.

Okay.  Adopting this convention, then, architectural processors have
the following capabilities (without regard to how they are expressed):

1.  To rename or remove any attribute of an element, including the nameless

2.  When the nameless attribute is removed, to choose between (a) removing the
    element entire and (b) replacing it with its content.

3.  To do these things conditionally on (a) the original generic identifier
    of the element or (b) the presence or absence of an ID attribute.

4.  To validate the result against a chosen DTD (erroneously called
    the "meta-DTD").

Is this correct and complete (neglecting features of the SGML data model
which do not have XML counterparts)?


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