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   Re: [xml-dev] XML Schema views - are they possible?

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Michael Kay wrote:

>>While this approach "works", in practice wouldn't the documentation 
>>value of the schema (including documentation that can be 
>>generated from 
>>the schema) suffer?
>Do you have any better way of handling the fact that elements are sometimes
>optional and sometimes mandatory depending on the circumstances? I would
>have thought that writing it in this way is as good a way of documenting
>this dependency as any.
I'm inclined to think that the approach described by Bob DuCharme later 
in this thread, and shown by example by Jeni Tennison, would produce 
better documentation and be more manageable.

Conditional compilation has a way of getting out of hand, even with 
simple preprocessors. While your example of a schema snippet written as 
an inverted transform is simple enough, an XSLT programmer could too 
easily produce a "schema" that would confound analysis.

Bob Foster


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