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   Re: [xml-dev] XML ... simple building blocks, simple assembly mechanisms

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Absolutely - this is the very focus of the OASIS Content Assembly
Mechanism (CAM) TC[1].

[1] http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=cam

Kind Regards,
Joe Chiusano
Booz | Allen | Hamilton
Strategy and Technology Consultants to the World

> "Roger L. Costello" wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> I think that XML is a lot like Legos.
> Consider Legos: with simple building blocks that have clearly defined
> assembling mechanisms (i.e., ways of snapping the blocks together) you
> can create a virtually endless variety and complexity of structures.
> Consider XML: in XML there are just two building blocks: (1) tags, and
> (2) data.   The assembling mechanisms of XML building blocks are very
> simple: (1) a tag can embed tag(s), and (2) a tag can embed data.
> With these building blocks, and these assembly mechanisms virtually
> any information structure can be created.
> Simple building blocks ... simple assembly mechanisms ... endless
> complexity.
> Nice!
> /Roger

Kind Regards,
Joseph Chiusano
Booz | Allen | Hamilton


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