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   Re: [xml-dev] Do you use Substitution Groups?

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At 11/1/02 09:33 AM, Jonathan Robie wrote:
>I haven't been encountering many W3C XML Schemas that use substitution 
>groups. Is this because I am dealing with an unrepresentative sample, or 
>is this a feature that is not being widely used?

Hi Jonathan,

The XrML 2.1 core is virtually all abstract declarations, so any use of 
this core means using substitution groups. It ultimately does this to 
provide an architectural-forms like-mechanism: certain structures get 
defined, and then you design others based on them but closer to your 
particular application needs, and those are the ones you actually use.

Bob DuCharme          www.snee.com/bob           <bob@
snee.com>  "The elements be kind to thee, and make thy
spirits all of comfort!" Anthony and Cleopatra, III ii
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