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

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Robert Koberg wrote:
> Michael Kay wrote:
>>> hmmm... isn't the internet a hierarchy? has that failed?
>> If the internet is a hierarchy, can you tell me how to find the root?
> A quick google turned up:
> http://www.support.psi.com/support/common/inet-serv/dns/hierarc.html
> "The Domain Name System is a distributed hierarchical system for 
> resolving host names into IP addresses. The DNS has a root domain at the 
> top of the hierarchy and directly under are the top-level domains. The 
> root of the tree has no name. All siblings of a domain must have unique 
> names. Children of a domain are called subdomains of the parent."
> ----
> On another note, I know you (Michael) are interested in genealogy. How 
> do you get the root of a family tree?

So the Internet is a tree of domains, and simultaneously a forest of 
named subdomains.

The mitochondrial family tree has a root. The y-chromosome tree has 
another. But the human family tree is a forest, as well.

Or, as MURATA Makato styles it, a hedge.

Bob Foster


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