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Re: [Bug 3062] Need to write examples in the spec as valid XML

From: Sebastian Rahtz <Sebastian.Rahtz@oucs.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2006 13:48:00 +0100
Message-ID: <442D2500.6080507@oucs.ox.ac.uk>
To: Felix Sasaki <fsasaki@w3.org>
CC: public-i18n-its@w3.org



Felix Sasaki wrote:

> 
> that's true as well. I think we have two choices:
> 
> - 1 Rely on the prose description, which says (or should say) what is
> mandatory. It says even more than a schema, e.g. that the value of
> its:selector is an XPath expression.

fair point.

if we have prose which is normative, you might as well
go the whole way and write BNF productions by hand (as I
assume XSLT does), and the schema(s) can be part of implementation
testing.

> - 2 Rely on the ODD definitions, and say that these are normative. (no
> matter if they are written as "production rules" or visualized in a
> style like http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/html/TD.html ).

in that case parts of the schemas *do* become normative.

I am sorry to have raised this so late. I had been assuming
until relatively recently that the schemas were normative
and I hadnt thought through the implications of them not being so.
-- 
Sebastian Rahtz

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