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   RE: [xml-dev] Designing XML to Support Information Evolution

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I do not mean to get between Rick and Robert, but my humble opinion is that
any solution has to be a combination of both - hierarchy and relationship.

For example, look at the object oriented concept - you can have a hierarchy
of object definitions by embedding other objects (including them as member
variables), as well as create relationships by "implements" or "extends".

My two cents.


 -----Original Message-----
From: 	Robert Koberg [mailto:rob@koberg.com] 
Sent:	Thursday, May 20, 2004 6:02 PM
To:	Rick Marshall
Cc:	Michael Champion; xml-dev DEV'
Subject:	Re: [xml-dev] Designing XML to Support Information Evolution

Rick Marshall wrote:

> Robert Koberg wrote:
>> Rick Marshall wrote:
>>> hierarchies fail, 
>> hmmm... isn't the internet a hierarchy? has that failed?
> the internet addressing is, the www isn't - it's a large associative 
> memory and i'd be willing to argue that's exactly why it works.
> the internet works because you find machines by following routers, often 
> going up and down hierarchies to get to them. but routers can put 
> non-hierarchical links into the system. there's often more than one way 
> to get between machines.

so? its still a hierarchy, right?

> rick

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