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RE: ISSUE-19: Advice against using the \'all\' model group

From: <paul.downey@bt.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2006 09:37:49 -0000
Message-ID: <2A7793353757DB4392DF4DFBBC9522550276F398@I2KM11-UKBR.domain1.systemhost.net>
To: <Paul.V.Biron@kp.org>
Cc: <public-xsd-databinding@w3.org>, <public-xsd-databinding-request@w3.org>, <sandygao@ca.ibm.com>

> > > authors should think long and hard about using 1.0 all groups in the 
> > > schemas simply because their expressivity is so limited...not because 
> > > doing so will cause problems with any binding tool...right?
> > 
> > that's goes to the heart of the issue. Tools in general have little
> > problem consuming 'all'. It's the restriction on how schema authors
> > may then extend and use 'all' groups where the pain lies.

> Well, if that's what you were getting at then I do not think it is 
> appropriate to say anything about it in this spec.

agreed, in general we shouldn't be telling people what not to use, only
what is likely to work well. 

no doubt 'all' will raise its head when we come to discuss patterns for
ISSUE-21 - "Inheritance of Collections"

Received on Thursday, 23 February 2006 09:40:45 UTC

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