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- From: Paul Prescod <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: "XML Developers' List" <email@example.com>
- Date: Sun, 27 Jun 1999 17:28:29 -0400
David Megginson wrote:
> Paul Prescod writes:
> > I am genuinely interested in improving XML usability, however, so I
> > would like to hear counter-arguments.
> In my opinion, the best counter argument is that you can include
> structured documentation as part of the schema itself. In a DTD, an
> awful lot of useful information is stashed away in comments, and has
> to be copied into documentation using cut-and-paste.
This is true. You've helped me to realize that I don't dislike
instance-syntax schemas -- I dislike instance-syntax content models. There
is no reason to reinvent regular expressions in XML element syntax.
Paul Prescod - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for only himself
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