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Re: atoms, molecules

At 11:36 AM 4/18/01 +0100, Rzepa, Henry wrote:
>Its bad enough having to explain the difference in my community
>between chemical elements and XML elements, without the prospect
>of having to do so for molecules and atoms (:-)  I suppose
>we should consider ourselves lucky that xlink was never called
><bond> (is there a proposal to use the term?)
>Add <electron> and  <reaction>  and you would have most of the CML DTD,
>or should I say schema.

Thanks, Henry.  I'll try to stay out of the chemical metaphors as this gets 
closer to becoming real.

The general problem is that my atoms may look like molecules to someone 
else, and I really don't want to get into protons, neutrons, quarks...

I'm thinking something like fragments, which may then have fragments, 
etc.  Stays out of the metaphorical zone.

Simon St.Laurent - Associate Editor, O'Reilly and Associates
XML Elements of Style / XML: A Primer, 2nd Ed.
XHTML: Migrating Toward XML
http://www.simonstl.com - XML essays and books