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RE: [xml-dev] 3 approaches to structure lists, plus an analysis of each approach

At 2009-02-15 09:17 -0500, I wrote:
>At 2009-02-15 07:58 -0500, Costello, Roger L. wrote:
>>but from a brief examination of your material I conclude that you 
>>recommend approach #3 - express a list as an XML instance document, 
>>using domain-specific terminology (i.e. do not express lists using 
>>a schema language). Is that what you recommend?
>But, no, I was not endorsing your #3, I was proposing a #4,
>Tony Coates's revelation in his work with business documents was not 
>to use a schema (your #1 or #2), or a domain-specific XML vocabulary 
>(your #3), but rather an internationally standardized cross-domain 
>XML vocabulary he dubbed "genericode".

Which isn't to say #1, #2 or #3 are bad or inappropriate for some 
users ... but if you work with #4 then you can create the others from that.

For example, the UBL committee synthesized XSD files from genericode 
files for use by those who need XSD enumerations even though the UBL 
committee isn't using XSD enumerations:


. . . . . . . . Ken

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