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   Re: [xml-dev] 3 possible approaches for representing concepts

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> Hi Joe:
> 	This is an age-old discussion.  I would like to point you
> to Robin Covers website:  
> http://www.oasis-open.org/cover/elementsAndAttrs.html
> This has some good reading and some good opinions. 

I don't think this article addresses Joe's questions.  I also know that Joe is 
enough of an old-timer that he's already familiar with most of the discussion 
in the Cover article.

Joe's question is not whether, given a bit of discrete information it should 
be made into a child element or an attribute, but rather how much semantic 
information should be packed into generic identifiers: a much tougher question.

Joe, BTW, I'm with you on selecting #2.  #1 and #3 probably mean that at some 
point there will come a need to break down the semantics in the complex GI, 
and I think that GIs should be as close to atomic as possible for the expected 
life of the data.

Uche Ogbuji                                    Fourthought, Inc.
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