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   Re: [xml-dev] What is coupling? [Was: 3 XML Design Principles]

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Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
> Rick Jelliffe makes a pertinent observation offline:
> "In my old book, SGML  & XML Cookbook, I have some pages on Yourden and 
> Constantine's notions of Cohesion and Coupling. In their software
> engineering terms, it is good 
> for a system designer to maximise cohesion while minimizing coupling.   They
> are Ying and Yang, so any 
> discussion of one without the other is likely to be futile."
> Comments?


Is cohesion maximized when the XML structure is flat and uses attributes 
to logically connect or is it maximized when the structure is nested 


> len


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