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Re: Can XML Schemas Support Document Systems (WAS RE: ZDNet Schemaarticle,and hiding complexity within user-friendly products)
- From: Al Snell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: Murali Mani <mani@CS.UCLA.EDU>
- Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 15:04:27 +0100 (BST)
> > 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
http://www.alaric-snell.com/ http://RFC.net/ http://www.warhead.org.uk/
Any sufficiently advanced technology can be emulated in software