Re: Repeated properties versus Bags [Was: New public

Some time ago, Ralph R. Swick wrote:

> We considered doing exactly this; in fact, we started with a
> design choice to disallow repeated properties.  But some of
> our client applications felt that Bags were too cumbersome
> for some common situations such as a work with multiple authors.

In fact, multiple authors should be modeled as a Seq.  It matters
very much who is the first author, who is the second, and so on,
for purposes ranging from correct bibliography to academic credit.

John Cowan
	You tollerday donsk?  N.  You tolkatiff scowegian?  Nn.
	You spigotty anglease?  Nnn.  You phonio saxo?  Nnnn.
		Clear all so!  'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)

Received on Wednesday, 19 August 1998 15:15:14 UTC