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From Stefano Mazzocchi <stef...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Cocoon Architecture [was Re: [Moving on] SAX vs. DOM part II]-Reply
Date Tue, 25 Jan 2000 11:57:13 GMT
John Morrison wrote:
> 
> > designing a DTD is not easier than designing an API.
> 
> Just to add my 2p worth, a DTD _is_ an API.  It defines how the
> data/object is accessed and iterfaces are the glue in all good OO
> projects.  So, IMHO, a DTD is the first thing that should be written and the
> last thing to change.

Totally agreed. A DTD and an API are the same thing: an interface
between two worlds, a contract between two actors.

-- 
Stefano Mazzocchi      One must still have chaos in oneself to be
                          able to give birth to a dancing star.
<stefano@apache.org>                             Friedrich Nietzsche
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