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   RE: XSchema Question 1: RDF

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  • From: rbourret@dvs1.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de (Ron Bourret)
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Tue, 2 Jun 1998 14:16:23 +0200

Tim Bray wrote:

> In fact *every* attempt so far
> (the old DSD stuff, XML-Data, etc) to express content models in XML has
> come up verbose and unreadable compared to good ol' 8879 DTD notation.
> I think there's a better way, and want to see what xml-dev can come up 
> with. -Tim

Regardless of whether XSchema rivals DTD notation for brevity and clarity, we 
still need it.  The compelling reason for XSchema is not besting the readability 
of DTD notation -- a visual schema editor is far clearer than both -- but making 
schema information available through XML tools (which are numerous) rather than 
DTD tools (which are not).

For this reason, I would vote against directly using RDF in XSchema, as it means 
we will have designed something we can't use.

-- Ron Bourret

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