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   Re: [xml-dev] XML/RDF

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jcowan@reutershealth.com (John Cowan) writes:

>Simon St.Laurent scripsit:
>> "Eschew mixed content" seemed the most ridiculous (and memorable) at
>> the time, and I'd been having particular annoyances with general
>> failures  to  appreciate mixed content at that point.  (Both W3C XML
>> Schema and RELAX NG seem to treat it as a special case rather than
>> as something quite normal, though RELAX NG is less extreme in that.)
>RNG treats text as a special case?  In what sense?

RNG treats mixed content as a special case, with extra restrictions.
We've been over this recently:

It's not nearly as strange as W3C XML Schema, admittedly.

>> Looking at the whole project in more detail and with examples, I
>> find the whole thing repulsive, at least when taken as an approach
>> to creating XML generally.  On the other hand, as a human-readable
>> syntax for RDF, it's far better than anything else I've seen.
>It's always been acceptable RDF.

What's been acceptable RDF?  Given that you created that set of
restrictions with RDF in mind, I'd be surprised if they didn't produce
acceptable RDF.  What I said was that your flavor of XML is the
least-painful version of RDF I've yet seen.  That in itself is an

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