Java class != XML entity

len bullard cbullard at
Wed Aug 12 05:25:30 BST 1998

David Megginson wrote:

> As far as I may be allowed to compare tropical and temperate tree
> fruit, the equivalent of a Java class is a complete XML document.

Class or an object of a class?  Even that is not great.  Colonized 
namespaces can contain property values from different classes of objects 
in a single document yes?   To me as an SGMLer, a colonized document 
*looks like* an SGML document with multiple doctype statements.

> The problem is that we don't have a good name for a collection of XML
> documents working tightly together, the way that a collection of Java
> classes can work in an applet or application -- "web" seems too loose,
> and "docuverse" seems too New-Age.  Any suggestions?

I call them aggregates but I think of that from a process point of view.
When I look at a colonized file, I think of weaving together different 
document types into an aggregate type, loosely a collection.

A 3D model would help.


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