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Re: Note on DTD-related questions

From: Murray Altheim <Murray.Altheim@eng.sun.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2000 11:35:55 -0700
Message-ID: <394A738B.E4983A0F@eng.sun.com>
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
CC: Murray Altheim <Murray.Altheim@eng.sun.com>, w3c-xml-schema-ig@w3.org, www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org
Dan Connolly wrote:
> Murray Altheim wrote:
> >
> > I'm sorry that I haven't been able to provide a detailed summary of
> > comments on the hard work that Michael, Eve and Norm provided in
> > their response to Ann Navarro and my comments on the XML Schema
> > specification [1].
> >
> > While my present schedule has prevented this summary from being made
> > public, I think that given the current deadline for comments that
> > I'd at least like it to be known that I don't believe the solutions
> > provided by [1] to be sufficient to enable definition of XHTML or
> > particularly XHTML's modularization using the XML Schema grammar;
> That seems like a hasty conclusion. I have been working
> on the details of various modularization issues
> (in http://www.w3.org/XML/2000/04schema-hacking/), and I have
> not found any of them to be insurmountable. I am
> pretty close to being able to convert the XHTML DTD modules
> to schema syntax by machine.


Not to be rude, but I am seeking closure on the requirements requested
of me in reviewing the specification, not a debate. I don't feel my 
conclusions were made in haste, and indeed represent spending the 
greater part of several weeks analysing the three parts. I've stated 
my opinions as professionally and straightforwardly as I am able, and 
have tried to make clear that they are my opinions alone and reflect
my inability to fully comprehend the spec. If you are able to fully
understand the XML Schema specification, and fulfill your requirements 
using this new technology, well, great! But please allow me to decline 
continuing this discussion gracefully.


Murray Altheim, SGML/XML Grease Monkey     <mailto:altheim&#64;eng.sun.com>
XML Technology Center
Sun Microsystems, 1601 Willow Rd., MS UMPK17-102, Menlo Park, CA 94025

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      The rice leaves in the garden
      Rustle in the autumn wind
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