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Re: Why Are Schemas Hard?
- From: Eddie Robertsson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: Evan Lenz <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 16:29:41 +1000
> You are restricting anyType here too. The shorthand version is just syntax
> sugar. So I think it's actually easier to learn if you forget about the
> abbreviated version until you know what the full syntax means, which is one
> of the points made in the article.
OK, after reading the article I understand why it was written the way it was.
However, to use it as an example for how verbouse XML Schemas are is a bit
misleading since you can use the shorthand version. After all that's what it's
I agree that you should learn the basics behind the complexType and the type
hierachy before you throw yourself head first into XML Schemas and this article
 was very good indeed.
 http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2001/08/22/easyschema.html (particularly the
section aptly titled "Ambushed by Abbreviation")