RE: A question on nomenclature
From: Reynolds, Gregg [mailto:greynolds@d...] Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 1999 12:26 PM > > Keep in mind I'm talking about the "structure" there, not the > > "instance" of > > that "structure". (I want to describe the "class", not the > > "object".) > > Not sure what you mean. I take it you're after the structural > "interpretation", as it were, of the instance. Sorry, I'll try to state my case better. :-) I mean that I want to describe a "class" of XML documents, in which the root element will be <name>, and <name> will have three child elements, <first>, <middle>, and <last>. I'm describing that class by writing this: <name> <first/> <middle/> <last/> </name> (James Tauber described this as a "schema-by-example") but what I really want is the name that I would call that "class" of XML documents. I may end up with an "instance" of that class, which happens to look exactly like that thing above, because it has no information for <first>, <middle>, or <last>, but I don't care about that. I'm still leaning toward "vocabulary", because that still seems to describe it best, but I'm still open too. (I think "schema" is probably correct for what I'm trying to do as well, but that would confuse readers with XML Schemas, which are just one type of "schema description language"...) 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/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To unsubscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; unsubscribe 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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