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Re: Are we losing out because of grammars? (Re: Schemaambiguitydetection algorithm for RELAX (1/4))

From: James Clark <jjc@jclark.com>

>If you're using RELAX for validation, it doesn't have any ambiguity
>issues.  In this regard it is the same as TREX.  The ambiguity issues
>only arise if you try to use it to "interpret" the document (that is
>augment the information in the document by assigning each element or
>attribute a label corresponding to some rule in the schema).  If you
>just stick to validation, there's no issue.

Good point. Yet Joe mentioned generative systems, which presumably would use
labelling so that they can suggest what can come next. (I suppose some
systems could work off all possible rules for that element and leave
validation separate.)

Rick Jelliffe