Proposal: Architectural Forms in XML

David Megginson ak117 at
Thu Oct 2 16:54:04 BST 1997

Perhaps it would help along the namespace/XML-data/architectural-form
discussion if we had a concrete proposal for architectural forms in
XML.  I gave a talk on architectural forms at the XML Dev Day last
August, and sent around a handout which included a complete syntax for
implementing XML architectural forms.  I have done a quick, rough (and
manual) conversion of the handout from LaTeX to HTML and published it
to the following URL:

This proposal allows for well-formed architectural parsing, avoids
the need for data attributes, and provides reasonable defaults for
different levels of processing.  

That said, this is just a handout, not really really a proper spec
(and it probably also contains embarrassing typos).  Before I invest
the time in writing a full spec, I'd like to know what kind of
interest there is in this and what reactions people have to the
details.  Please note also that I am currently presenting this as a
private proposal, and am not acting on behalf of my employer,
Microstar, in any official capacity.

Thanks, and all the best,


David Megginson                 ak117 at
Microstar Software Ltd.         dmeggins at

xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev at
Archived as:
To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo at the following message;
(un)subscribe xml-dev
To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo at the following message;
subscribe xml-dev-digest
List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa at

More information about the Xml-dev mailing list