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   Re: XSchema: multiple proposals

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  • From: Peter Murray-Rust <peter@ursus.demon.co.uk>
  • To: John Cowan <cowan@locke.ccil.org>,XML Dev <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Thu, 04 Jun 1998 00:37:43

At 14:31 03/06/98 -0400, John Cowan wrote:
>> John> Now that is an excellent idea!  However, it would be necessary
>> John> to permit arbitrary XML markup within the doco, so a content
>> John> model of ANY is probably the right thing here.
>> I'd like to agree at least some conventions here, but I think we
>> should defer the details until later.  For the moment, I think we
>> should concentrate on *where* we can put documentation.
>Agreed.  I'll think about it.
>> With IDREF, we could keep the documentation separated from the schema, but
>> I'm a follower of the theory which says that the closer the documentation
>> is to the code, the more likely they are to correspond.
>I think that's best also.

This is critical, I think, for ease of authoring, readability, maintenance
and building programs. If we achieve nothing else, the formal linking of
documentation to XSchema/DTD components will be invaluable.


Peter Murray-Rust, Director Virtual School of Molecular Sciences, domestic
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