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- Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Are people really using Identity constraints specified in XML schema?
- From: "Hunsberger, Peter" <Peter.Hunsberger@STJUDE.ORG>
- Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2004 11:28:11 -0500
- Cc: "Thomas B. Passin" <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Thread-index: AcSGzsPsujgPE5PiR86EtFdEzbfD8gAAuvNQ
- Thread-topic: [xml-dev] Are people really using Identity constraints specified in XML schema?
> Here's how VAM works in CAM right now. We have a simple
> precedence sequence.
> Again - in order to remain sane - and to allow implementers
> of CAM engines and writers of CAM templates - to do stuff
> that does not require Teraflops of processing power or
> excessive tearing of hair out!
> Anyway - the VAM is this - base rules are those in-line rules
> embedded into structure members, (or included via an included
> structure). These are overridden by any rules that match the
> same XPath target(s) that are declared in the the
> <BusinessContext> section of the template. Third - the
> <ContentReference> section provides default rules (typically
> retrieved from the central registry, but can be in-lined too)
> - that provide rules if neither the structure or context
> section provides any. Last but not least there is the
> <DataValidation> section - this is mostly for external calls
> to webservices - and so again - anything failing these checks
> will be rejected with an appropriate error - this section is
> optional though - an intended for backend internal
> integration needs against the actual data content - rather
> than structural checks.
I don't really view that as VAM, more like a default fallback mechanism.
<warning type="weak example"/>
The VAM I want would to something like understand that a researcher can
query on birth date and disease and get back a randomized patient
identifier, but the same query will fail if it contains a geographic
identifier since the population of patients (for the given disease) is
so small that including both restrictions will allow the researcher to
uniquely identify the patient.