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RE: [XML 1.1] Allowable element names

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2002 05:26:38 -0400 (EDT)
To: <DPawson@rnib.org.uk>
cc: <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0206210521500.15982-100000@tux.w3.org>

I think pragmatically we should recognise that a lot of XML is probably
created automatically from instance data, used internally to a small
orgainsation, and that's it.

But then, when I started working on accessibility only a minority of
documents in HTML used the alt attribute for images - so I think there is
progress we can make. Although it isn't necessarily going to be reliable,
getting a link to a schema as a priority would be helpful.

And as with alternatives for images, it is possible for a third party to
create a schema and link it externally. So it may be that this becomes a
relatively reliable technique in a couple of years.

Cheers

Chaals

On Fri, 21 Jun 2002 DPawson@rnib.org.uk wrote:


  Charles wrote:
  > Yes, in XML Accessibility Guidelines we do encourage people
  > to have a schema
  > definition - particularly in Guideline 4 -
  > http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/XML/#g4_0

  >From which it may be possible to retrieve element information.
  Agreed.

  Pragmatically, only a minority of todays XML documents do reference
  the schema/DTD from which they were derived.
  I don't believe this to be a reliable method of obtaining
  element descriptions.

  regards DaveP





  > On Thu, 20 Jun 2002, William Loughborough wrote:
  >
  >   At 08:59 AM 6/20/2002 -0400, Ian B. Jacobs wrote:
  >   >c) Don't require a schema for every XML usage.
  >
  >   Perhaps "require" is too harsh, but we ought do something
  > to encourage
  >   "schematization permeation" of "things 'X'"?
  >
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