RE: XSD: Proposed Goals, Rev. 3
> At 03:04 PM 5/28/98 -0700, Andrew Layman wrote: > >(As I use the terms, "metadata" means descriptive information summarizing or > >supplementing a document, while "schema" means a collection of named items > >and their definitions, which names and definitions are necessary for > >understanding the document. For example, a card catalog entry and a book > >review are both metadata (relative to the book) while a dictionary and > >grammar are schema.) > > Supposing for the sake of argument that we accept these definitions > of the two terms, is the difference important? Personally, I like the distinction. > It's far from clear to me that all information about information can be > partitioned into "that which summarizes/supplements" and "that which is > necessary to understand". Hmmm, if you re-write that second The first class is external,additional,open-ended... The second is essentially a part of the document itself and a part of the interpretation ("understanding") of the doc: it is constitutive for what the doc IS. > condition as > "that which can be used to support formal validation" then it starts > to sound like a really material distinction... boy, I get nervous when > we start bandying about the term "understand". How about "Understand" == "interpret, have a blueprint for assigning intended design to document's data". > interesting. But these > are matters certainly open to debate. > Yes. --Jacek xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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