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Re: PIs considered harmful Was: XML-SW, a thought experiment

From: Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2002 12:06:45 -0500
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To: "'www-tag'" <www-tag@w3.org>
At 3:19 AM -0800 2/23/02, Piotr Kaminski wrote:

>So what happens if you need processing instructions for your metadata --
>nested PIs?  How do you validate your DC PIs against a schema?  What if
>you want to indicate the author of the DC annotations?

A PI can contain essentially arbitrary XML except for other PIs, so 
there's no real limit to the structure here. You could put, for 
example, an entire RDF document inside a PI and then pass it to an 
XML parser to build a separate tree.  YOu could validate this XML in 
the same way you'd validate any other XML.

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