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   Re: [xml-dev] XML as "passive data"

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On Tue, 2002-10-22 at 18:43, Mike Champion wrote:

> I think that's an extremely important point that doesn't get much
> emphasis.  There seems to be a presupposition that OO approaches to XML app
> design are de rigeur .... but the whole point of XML is to break the
> encapsulation of data!  Am I missing something here?

But my active data can be your passive data :-)

A XSLT stylesheet is a XML document which is active for a XSLT processor
and passive for any other XML application!

And a passive XML document which triggers some reaction somewhere
becomes active in this context...

That being said, you're very right IMO: XML "late binding" qualities
come from its passiveness and if you make XML Object Oriented and mix
treatment definitions to the data, you loose all of it.


See you in Baltimore.
Eric van der Vlist       http://xmlfr.org            http://dyomedea.com
(W3C) XML Schema ISBN:0-596-00252-1 http://oreilly.com/catalog/xmlschema


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