XML Design Patterns

Don Park donpark at docuverse.com
Sun Dec 12 02:31:38 GMT 1999

>--- Don Park <donpark at docuverse.com> wrote:
>> These are preliminary XML design patterns
>> so pattern names are weird to say the least.
>Does anyone have any references to XML design patterns, seems 
>like a great

Great ideas are usually obvious ideas.  I have been a 
'pattern-head' ever since Christopher Alexander's books
were mentioned in context of software engineering.  Patterns
in software design lead naturally to patterns in information
design.  XML design patterns are subpatterns of general
information design patterns just like database schema design

IMHO, we have greater opportunity to exploit the design
patterns in information engineering than software engineering
because automated application of design patterns is easier
with structured information such as XML than with programming

XML design pattern activities are just starting to appear.
I have heard that an article will appear on XML.com soon.
As soon as I can find some spare time, I intend to build a
repository for XML Design Patterns which will allow the XML
community to pool design knowledges, to evolve them as the
community evolves, and hopefully, to apply the patterns
automatically using tools that use the repository as a


Don Park    -   mailto:donpark at docuverse.com
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