And now what? (was Re: Inheritance in XML)

James K. Tauber jtauber at
Mon Apr 27 17:45:17 BST 1998

[Matthew Gertner]
> The direction you are suggesting seems very promising. One
> other area worth considering would be a system for the classification and
retrieval > of existing DTDs. The might include some kind of repository
> (anything from the file system to an OODBMS), a DTD for DTDs
> (related to your first point), an indexing engine and, my favorite, a
> taxonomy for DTDs a la Yahoo. The latter would enable a user to "drill
> in a hierarchy to find the DTD s/he needs.

I have been wanting to do something like this for a while as a follow on
from the document type list on my XML site. I think I might have said so in
a previous post a while back, I certainly mentioned it to PMR.

There is an appallingly simple taxonomy at my site and no direct links to
the DTDs themselves (although I plan to change that this week). I'd like to
spin off that part of my XML site and have registered a domain name for that
purpose (although there isn't a site there yet).

Let's do this!


James Tauber / jtauber at
Perth, Western Australia
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