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   Re: [xml-dev] XRules: Mind your own business rules

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> Waleed Abdulla wrote:
>> I appreciate the openness to discuss the possibility of breaking out the
>> XForms model into its own specs. And, if that happens, I would be very
>> interested in that effort, as I'm sure many others.
>>     However, taking the XForms model as it stands today, performing some
>> cosmetic changes, and then promoting it as a rules language is, I'm 
>> afraid,
>> not the right approach. The scope change from working with forms into
>> working with a wide universe of applications ranging from Web services to
>> rules engines is too great that it requires nothing less than a major
>> redesign effort.
>>     The right approach, in my humble opinion, is to start fresh and 
>> gather
>> all the specs that relate to the field and pick the best features from 
>> each
>> one. 

Cheery picking the best features a from a set of languages none of which 
are suitable on their own merits sounds like a good way to design a bad 

>> And, I would suggest (warning: shameless promotion ahead) that 
>> XRules
>> is a good starting point for such effort because it's designed 
>> specifically
>> to be an independent rules language for XML (as opposed to semantic rules
>> languages),

What is the distinction between a semantic rules language and an 
independent rules language for XML?



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