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RE: Issue 364 proposal

From: Martin Gudgin <mgudgin@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2002 15:49:04 -0700
Message-ID: <92456F6B84D1324C943905BEEAE0278E02D308AC@RED-MSG-10.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Jacek Kopecky" <jacek@systinet.com>, "XMLP Dist App" <xml-dist-app@w3.org>

+1

Gudge

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jacek Kopecky [mailto:jacek@systinet.com] 
> Sent: 09 October 2002 20:48
> To: XMLP Dist App
> Subject: Issue 364 proposal
> 
> 
> 
> Hi all, 8-)
> 
> In issue 364 [1] the commentator is concerned that making 
> enc:id and enc:ref attributes mutually exclusive in 
> appearance on a single element information item unnecessarily 
> limits the object graph data model.
> 
> The attributes are only a way of representing graph edges in 
> the XML data. Both attributes are defined in the Encoding 
> section and they don't carry any information directly 
> represented in the graph model. Therefore Encoding attributes 
> id and ref being mutually exclusive does not limit the data 
> model, rather it reflects the data model. Looking from this 
> perspective, the issue is invalid.
> 
> The issue might be rephrased to say that the data model 
> should allow a reference to a reference (possibly by making a 
> reference a first-class value), allowing the so called 
> pointer chains. My proposal is that we close the issue with 
> the status quo because I don't see references to references 
> as a necessary part of the data model.
> 
> Best regards
> 
>                    Jacek Kopecky
> 
>                    Senior Architect, Systinet Corporation
>                    http://www.systinet.com/
> 
> 
> 
> 
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2000/xp/Group/xmlp-lc-issues.html#x364
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> 
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