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Re: XML Schema syntax

From: Nils Klarlund <klarlund@research.att.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2000 13:44:23 -0500
Message-ID: <04e201bf6f3f$dbfbd380$3a1ccf87@research.att.com>
To: <www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org>
Philip Wadler wrote:

> Am I alone in finding the syntax of XML Schema hard to use?

No!

> I believe the syntax could be considerably improved, simply by
> makeing the structure of the XML tree correspond to the structure
> of the corresponding regular expression.

Yes, and other simplifications are possible, too, so that other
heavy-duty SGML derived concepts ("mixed content", "participle",
"group",...)
become unnecessary.

> The XML Schema group is unlikely to make a change of this magnitude
> unless it is clear that it enjoys widespread support.  So if you read
> this message and agree with it, please make your views known!
>

I cc'ed this to www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org
<www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org>

/Nils
Received on Friday, 4 February 2000 13:49:35 GMT

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