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

> > represented.  The schema writer clearly has some kind of difference
> > in mind between books appearing before an author and books appearing
> > after.  That difference should be made explicit in markup, as a matter
> > of best practise.  Give them different names if they are different.
> > Otherwise ( book*, ( author+, book*)) is good enough.

XML doesn't really have a way of saying that ordering is irrelevant; this
is suboptimal in some situations, you carry information you don't need and
make some things awkward...


                               Alaric B. Snell
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