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Re: [xml-dev] Need a language whiz: An XML Schema "specifies" howdata is to be structured? "describes"? "constrains"?

An XML Schema describes certain document structures and data typing. The parties specify when, how and how much of it should be used.

A schema has no agency or will or knowledge of outcomes or intent. It reveals/reflects the relative power and attitudes of the various stakeholders.


On 14 Nov 2017 00:14, "Costello, Roger L." <costello@mitre.org> wrote:

Hi Folks,


Which of the following is most accurate and why?


  1. An XML Schema specifies how data is to be structured.
  2. An XML Schema describes how data is to be structured.
  3. An XML Schema states how data is to be structured.
  4. An XML Schema constrains the structure of data.
  5. An XML Schema structures data.
  6. An XML Schema describes data.
  7. An XML Schema constrains data.
  8. Other (what?)




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