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By ksclarke, Section Diaries
Posted on Tue Sep 30th, 2003 at 12:32:42 PM EST

Okay, so this has nothing to do with libraries... Kylie, my second daughter, was born Sept. 23rd, just over two weeks early (that part she gets from her mom). Hooray for mom and baby!

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XOBIS as a "weakly typed" (flexible) schema?

By ksclarke, Section Diaries
Posted on Fri Apr 11th, 2003 at 03:17:05 PM EST

I've been talking a little with Richard about XOBIS and his comments and questions have made we wonder whether XOBIS can be better understood as a "weakly typed" schema (my words, not his... so blame me if it sounds like a bunch of trash). If I think of an XML schema that represents all the possible data in a MARC record (not even normalized in the way that a MARC record is (with fields, subfields, indicators, and byte positions), I would say that would be an example of an extremely strongly typed schema). I also think such a schema would look like a book... each MARC format could probably be treated as a small book. XOBIS, in contrast, I think, elegantly handles a large amount of variation with a relatively small amount of markup... how does it do this? Read on...

On the other hand (read: before you get too deep in it), my distinction may not be very useful(?) Also note, that by weakly typed, I do not mean: "doesn't use datatypes and treats everything as text."

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Hello World!

By ksclarke, Section Diaries
Posted on Mon Jan 13th, 2003 at 04:42:46 PM EST
Ahhh, my first diary entry. I've been meaning to get around to writing something for awhile because I have enjoyed reading others' so much. It seems, though, that lately I have not been able to get my head above water... trying to finish this XML book Dick and I are working on (plus all the day to day activities).

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