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  • From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@ingr.com>
  • To: KenNorth <KenNorth@email.msn.com>, xml-dev@xml.org
  • Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2000 08:25:14 -0500

Delimit the application and the environment.  

Your example is one of an environment (shipping 
and mail systems) that have local differentiators 
(eg, language, geo-locator naming, etc) but 
have a low rate of change.  The application may 
be changing more rapidly or have a higher degree 
of differentiation.

By example, both the city architecture and 
the city location are related by geo-systems. 
However, while interdependent, the rate of 
change of the river, tectonic plate, forestry, 
etc. are much lower than the rate of change 
of buildings created and demolished.

The schema is a means to define an environment 
and a means to validate/process/shape exchanges 
within that environment.  Because of the rates 
and the local variations, a good designer will 
decouple the schemas and schedule their application 
based on recognition of events within a system 
of event types.

Len Bullard
Intergraph Public Safety

Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h

-----Original Message-----
From: KenNorth [mailto:KenNorth@email.msn.com]


<< the salient rules are those most exactly specific, perhaps unique, to
the particular occasion and environment
<<  That, precisely, is why the schema actually implemented in a processing
instance is, as I described it, effectively a schema of the relationships of
the input data,

Not every application view of data is unique, nor are schemas simply for
processing inputs. 

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