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Re: How to get the 1st element in DTDD
- From: Murali Mani <mani@CS.UCLA.EDU>
- To: Marcus Carr <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 20:39:29 -0700 (PDT)
On Sat, 23 Jun 2001, Marcus Carr wrote:
> Would it be fair to suggest that while the choice of the root element is of
> crucial importance to your search, it may not of itself define value in the
> data structure? In other words, others may use the same data in very different
> ways but derive just as much value out of using a different root element? If
> so, I guess it comes down to whether you consider the schema to be a
> definition of the dataset or a specification for the application that will
> make use of it. Both positions are probably valid, I would guess.
I also guess both the positions are valid -- either the schema will define
a data set, or schema is a specification that the application will make
use of ...
cheers and regards - murali.