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XML schema draft comments: pt.1 3.4.1 unclear wording pattern

From: Daniel Barclay <daniel@fgm.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2004 15:41:00 -0400
Message-ID: <40CF50CC.6060904@fgm.com>
To: www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org

Regarding the draft at
http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/PER-xmlschema-1-20040318/:


Section 3.4.1 says:

   {attribute uses} are a set of attribute uses. ...

   {attribute wildcard}s provide a more flexible specification for ...

These examples exemplify the problem with the form used to refer
to properties.

The first sounds like it's trying to say "attribute uses are
sets of attribute uses."  If it clearly said "the {attribute uses}
property is a set of attribute uses" it would be much...um...
well...clearer.

The second can't decide whether it's talking about attribute
wildcards or the attribute wildcard property (or is it talking
about multiple wildcard properties (across multiple complex
type definition components)?).

The specification would probably be significantly clearer if
the wording were more explicit.

Daniel
Received on Tuesday, 15 June 2004 15:41:31 UTC

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