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RE: Is "simplicity" a useful architectural constraint?

From: Jeff Lowery <jlowery@scenicsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2002 16:35:35 -0800
Message-ID: <3549BAFD79A7D411A1CF00508B62B5BC0124B990@exchange-us.scenicsoft.com>
To: "'Duane Nickull'" <duane@xmlglobal.com>
Cc: "'Tim Bray'" <tbray@textuality.com>, www-tag@w3.org
Well, RELAX NG avoided all that nasty (but useful) type stuff. That helped.

RELAX NG spec: 41 pp. 
XML Schema spec (structures only): 203 pp.

Hmmm. Maybe there is metric there. Of course, RELAX NG uses terser formal
notation. No qualms there.

Let's quantify: 
<50 pp. = simple 
(side effect: encourages formal notations and layered, modular approach for
larger stuff)

50 pp. - 100 pp. = so-so

>100 pp. = fuggedabowdit!
Received on Wednesday, 2 January 2002 19:36:15 GMT

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