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Re: How to get the 1st element in DTDD

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.