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  • From: ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk (Henry S. Thompson)
  • To: "XML-Dev Mailing list" <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: 16 Feb 2000 09:46:36 +0000

"Wang,David" <dwang@mitre.org> writes:

> Very simple.  Terseness is not a design goal. :-)
> I am no authority on this, but this is my understanding:
> OOP classes binds "elements and types" together as one (implicitly), whereas
> in XML Schema they are actually separated, so all elements have to have a
> type or datatype.  Thus, you'd have to build up a type-hierarchy alongside
> an element one, depending on how you want to use it.

Precisely.  See my forthcoming reply to the original post.

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