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   Re: XSchema Spec - Content Model Declarations (Section 2.3), Draft 4

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  • From: rbourret@dvs1.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de (Ron Bourret)
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Fri, 10 Jul 1998 16:36:33 +0200

> Big question: Do we give these elements [content model elements] id attributes
> as well?  It seems like 
> overkill to me, but I can imagine cases where it might be worth it.

I say yes -- it's the equivalent of using a parameter entity to define a content 

One can imagine an XSchema where the top-level element declarations themselves 
are relatively useless but exist so that an XLink can refer to their content 
models.  This is a bit hacky, but it's the only way I can see to duplicate the 
horiz.model and vert.model entities in John Cowan's Itsy B
Bitsy Teeny Weeny Simple Hypertext DTD.

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