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   Re: [xml-dev] Data Oriented and Document Oriented Defintions

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i don't think there is really a good definition, nor should there be.

xml is a syntax.

so it's like say english - is it a language of narrative, technical
material, poetry, drama etc?

the answer is none and all. it's a syntax and if you find it useful to
express your needs then that's good. if you find it deficient and and
propose improvements - then that's good too.


On Thu, 2003-09-18 at 20:15, George Richard Russell wrote:
> I was wondering if there was a "good" definition of both data 
> "record-like" and document oriented "narrative" XML which is either 
> widely accepted, or otherwise published in the academic literature.
> I have been unable to find a usable definition, and wondered if one was 
> known to those on this list. Has anyone gone through the features of XML 
> 1.0 and attempted to partition them into data|doc|both? Or does it seem 
> more likely that the split occurs in how the various features are used, 
> as opposed to what features?
> Apologies for possibly awakening a permathread.
> Thanks
> George Russell
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