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Re: XML Schema:

From: <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2003 18:07:20 -0500
To: jeff.rancier@softechnics.com (Jeffery B. Rancier)
Cc: "Srinivasan, Sriram" <SSrinivasan@filenet.com>, xmlschema-dev@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF76A81305.1BDE3549-ON85256DD6.007EBF9F@lotus.com>

>> Can you provide a link to any documents which describe the hows and whys 
of designing XML documents?

I'm not the best source on that.  You might try the xml-dev mailing list 
(see http://www.xml.org/xml/xmldev.shtml) or else Robin Covers XML pages, 
which have extensive lists of references on all matters XML 
(http://xml.coverpages.org/xml.html).  The advice I gave on "good" XML was 
based on some general principles I've picked up working with knowledgeable 
people, and also on personal preference.  Within reason, making markup 
explicit is generally a good thing to do, and again within reason, that 
includes making explicit semantically interesting groupings of 
information.  Again, that's my personal opinion, and I think the opinion 
of many others who work with XML. I suggest the references above for 
further exploration of good practice in the use of XML. 

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jeff.rancier@softechnics.com (Jeffery B. Rancier)
11/06/03 12:38 PM

 
        To:     noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com
        cc:     "Srinivasan, Sriram" <SSrinivasan@filenet.com>, xmlschema-dev@w3.org
        Subject:        Re: XML Schema:


noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com writes:

> This is arguably better XML markup, and XML schema can describe it in 
the 
> manner you would like.  I.e., you can make the content of the ScriptInfo 

> an <ALL> group, and make a <SEQUENCE> of the <ScriptInfo>, <PreTest>, 
> <Test>, and <PostTest>.  I'm not sure, but I'm guessing there is some 
> reason you want those first few elements together, and indeed I've 
guessed 
> that it's to describe some test script.  Would this work for you?  Many 
of 
> us would consider it "better" XML.

Noah,

Regarding 'better' XML.  Can you provide a link to any documents which 
describe the hows and whys of designing XML documents?
-- 
Thanks,
Jeff
Received on Thursday, 6 November 2003 18:08:18 UTC

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