What is a document?

Don Park donpark at docuverse.com
Mon Nov 22 20:34:25 GMT 1999

>So, what is missing is the notion of "aggregation" and the 
>notion of "scope of rendition". This could promote re-use
>and modularity.

Bingo.  My, previously unstated, thinking is that certain
design choices made at syntax level can encourage this line
of thinking.  If people can only create modules, they will
have to create modules. <g>

As far as the question "What is a document?" is concerned,
my view is that a document is an end-product and thus has a
sense of wholeness which runs counter to the ideals of
reusability and modularity.


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