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   Re: [xml-dev] A Systematic Approach to using Simple XML Vocabulariesto I

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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...



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