OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Can XML Schemas Support Document Systems (WAS RE: ZDNetSchemaarticle,and hiding complexity within user-friendly products)

Eric van der Vlist <vdv@dyomedea.com> writes:


> Thanks for your answer and please forgive me if I have given the
> impression to say that W3C XML Schema is useless, I do feel that it's a
> usefull and important specification and that's why I feel concerned
> about it!

Apology accepted, and I apologise in turn for the asperity of my
remarks -- I agree that XML Schema does not give document authors
everything they need, but it doesn't give data authors everything
_they_ need either!  I guess as someone who came in to this
business from the document end, I over-reacted to the what I perceived
as the assertion that XML Schema was not good for documents as well as
data -- I think it's good for both, but could, can and will be better.

  Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh
          W3C Fellow 1999--2001, part-time member of W3C Team
     2 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh EH8 9LW, SCOTLAND -- (44) 131 650-4440
	    Fax: (44) 131 650-4587, e-mail: ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk
		     URL: http://www.ltg.ed.ac.uk/~ht/