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

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I can't resist this much:

From: Bill Lindsey [mailto:bill@b-bop.com]

What I don't know:
   * Is the representational form
     property intrinsic, extrinsic or emergent?

Intrinsic by abstraction, extrinsic by reference, 
emergent by application.   Transforms don't 
assume commonality, we assert it then realize it by
application.  AFs are an assertion.

One can speculate (maybe not usefully), whether or 
not patterns in the original are being replicated 
in the target (bioinformatics?); otherwise, we 
see what we look for.  We are as smart as our 
values enable us to be.  There is a certain 
allure to considering transforms a resonant 
force, but metaphors mislead as well as give 
insight.  ;-)

   * Is this property fixed for the life of the
     document, or does it change over time?


   * Could this property be also be obtained for

Yes.  As Joe said, why not?  XML doesn't limit; 
it enables.

At least, that is how I see it.



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