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   Data vs. Document-Oriented XML - Better Terms? (Was Re: [xml-dev] XML da

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I agree - I've never liked them either. I like "record-like" and
"narrative". Another option is to rename "data-oriented" to
"exchange-oriented" (i.e. used in an exchange between trading partners).

Kind Regards,
Joe Chiusano
Booz | Allen | Hamilton

Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:
> At 11:07 AM -0400 8/13/03, Chiusano Joseph wrote:
> >In any event, I believe the "data-oriented" and "document-oriented" XML
> >divide is being blurred these days [1].
> I *hate* those terms. All XML documents contain data. All XML data is
> found in documents. No exceptions. I've been pushing the alternative
> terms record-like and narrative, which I think are more descriptive,
> for a few years now, but so far without much success. :-(
> --
>    Elliotte Rusty Harold
>    elharo@metalab.unc.edu
>    Processing XML with Java (Addison-Wesley, 2002)
>    http://www.cafeconleche.org/books/xmljava
>    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN%3D0201771861/cafeaulaitA
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