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Subject: [ubl-ndrsc] Re: [ubl-lcsc] New recommendations/comments from the NDR SC

The observations we made (from NDR) regarding lots of optionality and "flatness" in e.g. the UBL:Address structure:

The structure seems unusually flat...
We note that there's a lot of optionality of elements...

...could be restated in terms of good old fashioned database normalization basics.  I wonder if it would be possible and valuable to restate some the definitions regarding N-th normal forms (from relational theory) in XML terms.  Once they were restated the NDR could take a crack at a recommendation in those terms, e.g. "we recommend 3NF" (non-key columns depend upon the key, the whole key, and nothing but the key -- so help me Codd).
This would make our recommendations more decidable.

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