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On Tue, 14 Dec 2004 22:53:57 -0500, Chiusano Joseph
> Other than the association in the last content model above, is this
> really much better than flat files? Everything is either a collection or
> an object, which - IMO - is a step above having no metadata, but not a
> large one.
Yes, one would need at least a type or some other attribute that
allows for one-to- one mapping to a Schema (conceptually, if not
literally). Where we have instance data that approximates this we
also have a type attribute among others.