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   Re: Architectural Forms and XAF

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  • From: Steven Rowe <sarowe@textwise.com>
  • To: xml-dev <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: Tue, 29 Feb 2000 20:20:27 -0500

"W. Eliot Kimber" wrote:
> NOTE: I have no particular love of the current AF implementation
> approach. It was the best we could do within the constraints of not
> being able to change the SGML standard, so we had to make do with
> attributes, we couldn't invent new declaration types, we couldn't change
> content model syntax, etc. AFs work as is (obviously, as we've used them
> to good advantage for years now), but the mechanism could be much
> improved. It was (and is) my hope that XML Schema would do AFs better
> than we can do them now for the very reason that XML Schema is not bound
> by the same restrictions we were.


What would you like to be able to do with XML-Schema (but can't) that
you can now do with AFs?  Is the problem space targetted by XML-Schema
a superset (at least an improper one) of that which is solved by AFs?

Steve Rowe
MNIS-TextWise Labs

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