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   Re: [xml-dev] RDDL

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On Sat, 2002-01-19 at 20:27, Clark C . Evans wrote:
> This made me think that for "mixing" schema, it might
> be nice to allow some way to do some inheritance
> such that "rddl:purpose" overrides "xlink:role" so
> that a xlink (but not rddl) aware browser could
> show the rddl:purpose as an xlink...   I'm not a 
> schema person; but is something like this in the 
> works?  or is it just acedemically interesting?

Early versions of XLink permitted precisely that kind of mapping:

I'm glad they added arcs, sad they dropped the mapping.  Namespaces
"took care of that problem".

You might also want to look into Architectural Forms.  David Megginson's
_Structuring XML Documents_ has an excellent explanation.  Not the
prettiest stuff at times, but very interesting.
Simon St.Laurent
Ring around the content, a pocket full of brackets
Errors, errors, all fall down!


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