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Re: Abbreviated Tag Names
- From: Ken North <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: email@example.com
- Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2001 17:27:12 -0800
> It would be useful to mimic, in XML, the way that telecom data is
> traditionally transmitted. Typically, in a transmission packet, there is
> header that describes the data that follows. I think that an XML Schema
> could replace this header nicely. After transmission, it should be
> straightforward to unpack the data into a complete xml document using the
> schema in the header.
> Is anyone working on applications of this nature?
Financial institutions are archiving years of trading data (time series)
using a similar approach (schema in the header preceding the data).
Also, CERN and Lawrence Livermore are using XML to record the
configuration of and results from high-energy physics experiments. I believe
the plan was to include schemas when the spec became available.