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Identifying XML Schema Design Objectives

From: Roger L. Costello <costello@mitre.org>
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 16:01:13 -0500
Message-ID: <3E4C0799.491D242C@mitre.org>
To: xmlschema-dev@w3.org, "Costello,Roger L." <costello@mitre.org>

Hi Folks,

Are you developing XML Schemas?  Have you clearly identified and
documented your design objectives?  Have you considered the needs of the
instance document authors that must use your Schemas? Have you
considered the needs of the other Schema designers who will use your

The importance of defining and documenting the objectives of your
Schemas cannot be underestimated.  Without design objectives you have no
guiding principles in developing the Schemas, and you have no metric for
evaluating the goodness of your Schemas.

I have written a short questionnaire document to help facilitate the
identification of design objectives.  Here's the URL:


Comments welcome.  /Roger
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