Re: XML and entropy, again
Michael Champion wrote: >In Kurt's post, and I think in Shannon's theory, entropy measures the >number of discrete states that a message could be in. When talking >about schemas, that's the number of valid instance *structures* >(forget the text content) that are valid according to the schema. > I don't think "entropy" is the best term for that. Perhaps "cyclometric complexity"  comes closer. >"The measured entropy of your schema is on the order of 20, >so you probably want to use XSLT" sounds *so* much more credible to >the Pointy Haired Bosses of the world > Cyclometric is a pretty strong contender there, too! .micah  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclometric_complexity -- Available for consulting. XForms, web forms, information overload. Micah Dubinko mailto:micah@d... Brain Attic, L.L.C. http://brainattic.info Yahoo IM: mdubinko Learn XForms today: http://xformsinstitute.com
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