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- From: "James K. Tauber" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: "'Xml-Dev (E-mail)'" <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 25 May 1998 14:49:04 +0800
> XSchema does not disqualify the wider use of the word
> "schema", any more than "XPointer" makes it difficult to talk about TEI
> C++ Pointers or XLink makes it difficult to talk about SGML implicit link,
> HTML <LINK> etc.
> > How about XTD? It could stand for Extensible Type Definition or XML
> > Definition.
> I also like this, as long as we get the plurality right. Each document
> will have multiple type definitions within it. So it makes sense to say
> "here's my XTD document", but not "here's my XTD" (which would imply a
> single definition).
This is an important point. An XTD is like a markup declaration. An XTD
document is a collection of XTDs. It encourages the modularity of the
There is a sense in which "Document Type Definition" is misleading for
things like CALS tables or MathML. They aren't definitions of document
types, rather they are definitions of element types. "Extensible Type
Definition" makes this clearer.
James Tauber / firstname.lastname@example.org
Perth, Western Australia
XML Pages: http://www.jtauber.com/xml/
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