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Re: 4.2.1 tags vs. elements

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Date: 04 Feb 2000 18:17:23 +0000
To: "DuCharme, Robert" <DuCharmR@moodys.com>
Cc: "'www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org'" <www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org>
Message-ID: <f5bd7qc96j0.fsf@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
"DuCharme, Robert" <DuCharmR@moodys.com> writes:

> 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.

Thanks, I think you're right, will fix.

ht
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