John replies to Ron: Differences

Peter Murray-Rust peter at
Thu Jun 4 23:11:34 BST 1998

At 14:28 04/06/98 -0400, John Cowan wrote:

>> Furthermore, in more data (as
>> opposed to document) applications of XML, PCDATA-only content seems to be
>> relatively common.
>Perhaps true.  But maybe that's a historical artifact due to there
>being no standard way to express rich text within databases.

PCDATA-only content models are likely to be extremely common in many areas
and not necessarily related to their use in databases. I use them all the
time in CML. They are also widely used in the examples in the RDF draft
(e.g. the Dublin Core uses).


Peter Murray-Rust, Director Virtual School of Molecular Sciences, domestic
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