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   Re: A philosophical question?

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  • From: "Anders W. Tell" <anderst@toolsmiths.se>
  • To: Linda Grimaldi <grimlinda@earthlink.net>
  • Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 20:45:30 +0200

Hi Linda,

Linda Grimaldi wrote:

> I try not to be too obsessed by symmetry, but I find this statement somewhat
> perplexing.  Any insights?  And what are the implications, if any, for
> implementation?

Another explanation is that InfoSet which specifies an underlying information
which is "implicitly" related to the info-model behing SGML i.e. Groves.

In this model a node/element has a number of properties which contains data or
other nodes,
but only one of the properties is considered as containing "children", and only
children nodes
have a parent. Since the attribute property is not the children property,
attributes cannot
have a parent (actually parent is also a property).

I can reccommend reading "Addressing the Enterprise: Why the Web needs Groves"
by Paul Prescod. It certainly helped me undrestand InfoSet.

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