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4.2.1 tags vs. elements

From: DuCharme, Robert <DuCharmR@moodys.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2000 11:37:21 -0500
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To: "'www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org'" <www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org>
Section 4.2.1 of Part 1 of the 19991217 draft refers to the "<schema>
element" and the "<include> element." Most people reading the spec will know
that of course "<schema>" is not a complete schema element but only the
start-tag serving as one of the element's delimiters, but some won't know
this, and it will confuse them. 

I've used "<>" in intra-office e-mail to show that, for example, I'm
referring to a foo element and not an actual foo. However, the Courier font
used for the words "schema" and "include" in the WD make it clear what is
being discussed, and a normative spec should not add to the common confusion
among beginners between elements and tags.

Bob DuCharme          www.snee.com/bob           <bob@  
snee.com>  "The elements be kind to thee, and make thy
spirits all of comfort!" Anthony and Cleopatra, III ii
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