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   Re: [xml-dev] Co-operating with Architectural Forms

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On Thursday 31 January 2002 04:34 pm, Paul Prescod wrote:
> <>Hello world <>Isn't this</> nice</>
> After all, attributes are optional! Nobody forces a vocabulary to
> use attributes.

In most systems, you have required and optional attributes. If you 
said something along the lines of:

   An element is a set of attributes. One of the attributes is the gi.
  This is required. 

It's pretty clear (replace attributes with "named data members" or 
"fields" and it still read right).

> The model I'm describing is radically different than XML or SGML,

Sounds kind of like groves...

> The whole XML world is organized around the idea that the GI is the
> *type name*. 

The name is not the same as the thing. I think the whole idea that gi 
== type to be one of the biggest peices of misinformation around. 

We had this discussion in SML-dev a long time ago....


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