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ANN: eXtreme eXtensibility

From: Roger L. Costello <costello@mitre.org>
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 11:45:54 -0500
Message-ID: <3E316DC2.20AAD32C@mitre.org>
To: xmlschema-dev@w3.org, "Costello,Roger L." <costello@mitre.org>

Hi Folks,

I have written a paper[1] which shows a way of designing an XML Schema
so that it places no restrictions on the vocabulary that instance
documents employ, and which facilitates the growth of data in a highly
distributed fashion.

Here are a few examples of where I see this approach useful:

- Describing a Geographic Resource: for example, there may be several
independent teams of scientists collecting data about an active volcano.
It would be beneficial to enable each team to publish their data
independently, and then at a later time aggregate all the data.

- Providing Biographical Data about a Person: for example, suppose that
you are in charge of a small team of people tasked to collect
biographical data about Albert Einstein.

- Intelligence Collecting: by nature, collecting intelligence data is a
distributed activity. 

I welcome your comments and suggestions.  /Roger

[1] http://www.xfront.com/eXtreme-eXtensibility.html
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