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Re: [xml-dev] Serialization of XDM - Use cases / Proposal

From: Kurt Cagle <kurt.cagle@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2009 19:51:00 -0700
Message-ID: <6fa681b10909191951v221b11cerb0b8e9e9ae444383@mail.gmail.com>
To: rjelliffe@allette.com.au
Cc: xml-dev@lists.xml.org, XProc Dev <xproc-dev@w3.org>
I'm going to ask what may be an obvious question, but wouldn't it make sense
for a serialization of a sequence to correspond on the output to the
serialization on the input? That is to say, if you had a structure:

("foo",5,<bar><bat/></bar>,<!-- foo -->)

internally, wouldn't that also be the serialization format? Admittedly,
there's a little more complexity in dealing with fragments and the like, but
at least with the sequence case, the delimiters would presumably be those
used for XQuery on input.

Kurt Cagle
Managing Editor
http://xmlToday.org


On Sat, Sep 19, 2009 at 5:05 PM, <rjelliffe@allette.com.au> wrote:

> Probably someone has mentioned this, but one approach might be based on
> Michael's attributes:
>
>  http://www.w3.org/2002/04/xmlschema-psvi-in-xml
>
> I also think there is merit in something like the following:
>
> <xdm:typed-document>
>   <xdm:type>
>      <rdf:bag>
>          <xs:string/>
>          <xs:unsignedShort length="4" />
>      </rdf:bag>
>   </xdm:type>
>   <xdm:data>
>      <address>
>        <city>Sydney</city>
>        <postcode>2009</city>
>      </address>
>   </xdm:data>
> </xdm:typed-document>
>
> Where the original document can be reconstructed merely by taking the
> /*/*[2]/* branch, and there is one element in the type branch for every
> element in the data branch.
>
> Cheers
> Rick Jelliffe
>
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