RE: Wish lists for the Holidays
> At 04:31 PM 12/24/99 -0800, Don Park wrote: > >Atomic XML standards are one page specs each of which defines > >a single 'power word', a tag name or an attribute name. An > >example is 'xmlns' or 'table'. > > > >Molecular XML standards are small specs each of which defines > >a single 'power phrase', a micro-schema involving just a few > >elements. An example is 'address' molecule that consists of > >small number of elements that make up an address. > > > >These 'micro-standards' will allow us to create a more coherent > >XML document standards as well as XML software that can 'learn' > >to handle new standards by plugging in new power words or phrases. > > This is beautiful! I'd love to see more projects that assemble smaller > pieces, rather than trying to create anew within gigantic frameworks. Fortunately, we won't have to wait too long to see this happen. At least for the world of XHTML, this is already happening. It is exactly this kind of thinking that led to the Modularization of XHTML. A "molecule" is here called "module" consisting of a small, atomic logical entity like a single tag or a set of inter-related tags, together with a micro-DTD and later with a micro-schema. The "table" module is already there! Everyone can create new modules, and all the modules can be combined like plug and play to create custom document types tailored to the specific needs of an individual, community or industry. Regards, Sebastian Schnitzenbaumer 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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