archetype refinement and architectural forms

David Megginson david at
Thu May 13 18:45:01 BST 1999

DuCharme, Robert writes:

 > It looks to me like the refinement of archetypes as described in
 > the "XML Schema Part 1: Structures" document will make it possible
 > to implement much of the intent behind architectural forms. Any
 > comments?

>From my first, quick skim, I think that there are a couple of problems 
with that approach:

1. It's very heavy-weight and processor-intensive, compared to simple
   Namespaces or AF processing.

2. There's no facility for multiple inheritance.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david at

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