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From: Rick Jelliffe <ricko@gate.sinica.edu.tw>
Date: Thu, 3 Jun 1999 14:40:05 +0800
Message-ID: <001c01bead8b$ea543880$dd066d8c@sinica.edu.tw>
To: <www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org>
Another suggestion.

It might be worthwhile being able to declare that the
elements and data inside an element should be treated as
atomic, as a normal form. This would help relational implementations.

For example, to say that the following instance:

<example>
    <name><img src="prince.gid"/></name>
    <formula>1<sub>2</sub></formula>
</example>

the name and formula element types should be treated as atomic.
The database should store the contents as well-formed XML entity:
<img src="prince.gid"/>
and
1<sub>2</sub> 

Rick Jelliffe
Received on Thursday, 3 June 1999 02:51:32 GMT

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