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   Re: XSD: Proposed Goals, Rev. 2

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  • From: Peter Murray-Rust <peter@ursus.demon.co.uk>
  • To: "Xml-Dev (E-mail)" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 21:13:54

At 14:17 27/05/98 UT, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
>A revised set of goals for XSD follows, based on public and private
>These are still open to change until Friday.  If there are changes today,

One additional requirement which is currently very important to me and I
hope to others is in guiding editing tools. I am working on JUMBO2 as an
editor and keep wishing that I had the DTD information *in simple form* so
I could help to drive the tool. Attribute types are clearly important (e.g.
if I know something is an ID I can check for uniqueness) and contentspec is
also important. I may simply wish to know what *possible* children an
element has - rather than applying full verification or creating templates
from the DTD. I may wish to do a mini-verify after each element-save. I
don't think this is a major addition to what we want to do - in fact it
falls naturally within it - but it should be stated.


Peter Murray-Rust, Director Virtual School of Molecular Sciences, domestic
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VSMS http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/vsms, Virtual Hyperglossary

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