Subject: Predicate Clause syntax ZIP
RegRep'rs, attached is a refined predicate clause query syntax approach as a simple refinement from Scotts IBM paper from Vancouver. Basically what I have done is tinker with the XML syntax with the following objectives: 1) Shave clock-cycles by making the XML syntax parse much faster. 2) Retain all the ability to validate the clause syntax using the DTD syntax definition approach. 3) Make the syntax more concise to aid usability and reduce margins for error. I retained pretty much all the advantages of the original in being able to validate the query using the DTD and also enhanced the compound construct parsing and clarity. Hope this meets with approval - and if so we can just update the examples to utilize the new concise syntax. Thanks, DW.
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