Top-down or bottom-up?
david at megginson.com
Wed Jun 16 14:36:21 BST 1999
Paul Prescod writes:
> I do not see why a data model has any higher requirement for
> business models, use cases and so forth than a language like HTML,
> XLink or XML namespaces. In fact, I would argue that those
> languages always have an implicit data model reflecting implicit
> use cases and business models. We can make the data model explicit
> without making the use models explicit. Isn't that essentially
> what the information set is doing?
I am quite comfortable helping to design a data model for XML, because
XML *as a language* is a closed system; I am not (yet) comfortable
helping to design a data model for the Web in general. Perhaps we
have been misunderstanding each-other.
All the best,
David Megginson david at megginson.com
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