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Re: Are we losing out because of grammars?

Dan Brickley wrote:
> On Sat, 27 Jan 2001, Eric van der Vlist wrote:
> > For instance, despite many qualities, there are combinations that W3C
> > XML Schema cannot describe and/or constrain.
> And that's no fault of the XML Schema language. 

Sure !
> To overload Schema languages with
> all this work is imho a mistake, since we risk confusion between
> constraints from the core structures of an XML-based data format and the
> (often tighter) constraints we wish to apply when using that data format
> in practical applications. Same goes for RDF of course.

Agreed. And that's why several specialized "schema" languages to
describe the structure, the types, the rules and the semantic (with a
framework to tie them together) would be quite good.


> Dan

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