Object-oriented serialization (Was Re: Some questions)

James Tauber jtauber at jtauber.com
Fri Dec 3 18:18:25 GMT 1999

> > But a schema doesn't tell you the semantics (although certain schema
> > languages might tell you how certain element types relate to others).
> I posted a mail early today entitled "Web Vision". It explains more
> clearly what I have in mind. It is a relatively new idea but I feel that
> it is possible to pack a lot of useful semantics into a schema.

Are you achieving this by expressing how certain element types relate to
other element types and to concepts? A semantic network?

If so, you are still ultimately relating the elements to concepts you are
probably going to define by human prose or running code.

I'm not arguing with this idea. I think it probably has some promise. But
the real semantics are ultimately introduced into the system by agreed to
concepts that aren't expressed via schemata. A schema is part of the
picture, but not the whole.

I'll go back and read your Web Vision post.


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