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Re: help! can't get attribute mix-in to work

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Date: 04 May 2000 20:43:30 +0100
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: xmlschema-dev@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5b1z3i14pp.fsf@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org> writes:

> by the way, I suggest you delete the phrase "may not" from
> your tech-writing vocabulary. Always write "must not"
> in stead (unless you mean "need not" in which case
> just say "may" or "required" or "optional" or some such).

I agree, and have tried to do this (use 'must not' instead of 'may
not') throughout the spec., but I obviously wasn't in speceese mode
when writing the error message below -- will fix, and check for

> I puzzled over this message:
> Schema Error, in unnamed entity at line 148 char 4 of
> http://slow1.w3.org/XML/2000/04schema-hacking/smil-animation.xsd:
>  top-level attribute may not have use
> thinking that it meant something like "I see a top level attribute
> declared, but I don't see any use of it" ala "variable defined but
> not used" complier warnings.

  Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh
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