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Re: XML Schema = obfuscation RE: Is this valid?

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Date: 30 Nov 2000 12:50:09 +0000
To: MarkH@i2.co.uk
Cc: xmlschema-dev@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5b66l54oam.fsf@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
MarkH@i2.co.uk writes:

> Has anyone else noticed how much more readable DTDs look all of a sudden?
> 
> And, is this heracy?
> 
> :-)

Not heresy, just failure to remember why we're doing this.

What style sheets do you have which apply to DTDs?

What choice of (free) editors for DTDs are there, vs. the choice of (free) 
editors for XML documents?

What DTDs have you written for validating documents with namespaces?
with multiple namespaces?

Does the inability to require element content to be e.g. numeric never 
cause you problems?

Do all your DTDs cover less than a page and live less than a month, so 
ease of development, maintenance and explanation are not an issue for
you?

ht
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