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   RE: XSD: Proposed Goals, Rev. 3

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  • From: "John E. Simpson" <simpson@polaris.net>
  • To: "Xml-Dev (E-mail)" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 18:25:50 -0400

At 03:04 PM 5/28/98 -0700, Andrew Layman wrote:
	[a useful interpretation of metadata
	... building on a useful message posted by Peter Murray-Rust 
	posted Thursday, May 28, 1998 3:43 PM
	... in turn building on a useful message posted by Tim Bray
	posted 11:33 28/05/98 -0700]

Well, now I'm confused about something... are the metadata in these XSchema
documents, as covered by the XSD proposed goals, to be metadata describing
the SDDs (or whatever they're finally called) themselves, OR metadata that
will describe the generated DTD? Or both?

For instance, the SDD might include metadata such as date of creation,
author, and so on; the generated DTD might incorporate all that, taken
directly from the SDD, AND add to it something along the lines of

Does it make a difference which of these metadata the XSD proposal addresses?

John E. Simpson			| It's no disgrace t'be poor,
simpson@polaris.net		| but it might as well be.
					| 		-- "Kin" Hubbard

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