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   Re: [xml-dev] syntax, model

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On Friday 24 October 2003 12:04, Dare Obasanjo wrote:
> > From: Tyler Close [mailto:tyler@waterken.com]
> > That's what a data model is. A data model tells you how you
> > can expect data to be structured.
> >
> > Perhaps we need an explicit definition of what a data model is.
> > Could you provide yours?
> XML schema languages operate on significant subsets of XML data models.
> For instance, there are probably an infinite amount of XQuery
> expressions that cannot be described by any existing XML schema
> especially not W3C XML Schema which it uses as the basis of its type
> system.
> Conflating XML schema languages and data models belies an ignorance of
> the topic at hand.

So instead of a definition, I get an insult. Curious.

I repeat the question. What, in generic terms, is a data model?



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