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SVG 1.2 WD - Usefulness of XML Schema

From: <AndrewWatt2001@aol.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2003 03:26:10 EDT
Message-ID: <127.28488d26.2be0d492@aol.com>
To: www-svg@w3.org

In Chapter 1 of the 29th April SVG 1.2 WD feedback was sought on the 
usefulness or not of W3C XML Schema. My view is that XML Schema (ideally of 
course not "incorrect") is, in some circumstances, very useful.

I recall one W3C specification where the text was ambiguous (at least to me) 
but the XML Schema made the situation clear.

In my view a schema is particularly helpful when it is also available as a 
free-standing .xsd document. This gives the opportunity to open the file in, 
for example, Mozilla  or XMLSpy where one can collapse/expand the tree 
structure provided by the default stylesheet in Mozilla or use the 
proprietary view in XMLSpy. I find that helpful to be able to study specific 
aspects of the schema.

I would, therefore, encourage the WG to develop a full W3C XML Schema for SVG 
1.2.

Andrew Watt
Received on Wednesday, 30 April 2003 03:26:18 GMT

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