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Roger L. Costello wrote:
> What do you (xml-dev'ers) think about all this? Can you think of other
> approaches? /Roger
Design is inherently a kind of optimziation. What would you like your
design to optimize?
Do you need a clearly defined relationship between the complex
structures in the new vocabluary and the complex structures in the old
vocabulary? If so, I think Len's approach is much better. A Book and a
PostalAddress are "things" in both the old and new vocabularies.
I missed the original thread, so I'm not sure what Peter was trying to
optimize. Inferencing? Aceesibility to design tools developed for
relational databases? Just guessing from the example you gave...