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From: by way of <jackwillett@lycos.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2002 11:04:04 -0600
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To: W3C XML Schema Comments list <www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org>


would it be possible to create a schema def. which is simple as to let 
people build the
files fast with no pie-in-the-sky way to accoplish it.

schemas are to complicated, all they do is describe a XML file, and from my, a
developers point of view, a XML file is all ways custom made, if the schema 
is to
complement the XML file, surely the schema file should also be custom made.

although the schema is important a XSL file, one might not want to spend to 
long writing
out a file which defines how tags in XML should be displayed example:-
encorage developers to use simular tags (example, when refering to addresses)
  <address rel=(relevence ie. shipping, home etc. to be defined by the 
developer)>
example address</address>
So in the schema the developer has only to put in the ref. to that element, 
the relevence
attrib, is optional, probably wont work but if the developer wants two tags 
of the same
under one element, he might want to let the two be handled differently.

this is just one example

also XSL files combined with schemas into one file could work out too.

keep up the good work.

yours sincerly
Jack Willett
members.lycos.co.uk/jackwillett
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