Web Architecture

Clark C. Evans clark.evans at manhattanproject.com
Mon Nov 29 20:04:05 GMT 1999

On Mon, 29 Nov 1999, Robert La Quey wrote:
> Perhaps it is obvious that property lists are the best way to do
> everything. That is less obvious to me. I have used many different 
> data structures in my own programming efforts. Lists certainly 
> have their purposes ... but only lists? I hate to think of representing
> some things in lists. 


> My contention is that the Model Splitting induced by the use of 
> attributes in XML, as discussed by Didier PH Martin and further 
> clarified by Clark C. Evans very interesting and accurate comments 
> on recursion, is a "Bad Thing".  And further, that having a single 
> low level data model i.e. SML is the "Good Thing". It is almost 
> the same story as that of Copernicus and Ptolemy, and we know who 
> got that right. 


Could you dive in two further detail here... this last
part went over my head a bit.

;) Clark

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