LeVan,Ralph writes: > Well, Mike and I agree about as often as he and Theo do, so this is > going to be a red letter day! :-) We just need Rob to agree with me on something now, and we'll have the hat-trick! > First, I don't think we should go down the path of creating a > schema in which we encourage folks to dump whatever useful stuff > they can think of. It smacks of the bib-1 attribute set. > [...] > Now, here's where Mike and I probably stop agreeing. I think we > should just go ahead and do what Theo asks. Er. Isn't that a bit of a contradiction? > There is NO easy solution for incorporating unexpected data into an > existing schema [...] No, of course not. That's what "unexpected" means! :-) _/|_ ___________________________________________________________________ /o ) \/ Mike Taylor <[log in to unmask]> http://www.miketaylor.org.uk )_v__/\ "More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness, The other to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly" -- Woody Allen.