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RE: XML Schema and EBNF

From: Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Jun 2008 16:48:43 +0100
To: "'Pete Cordell'" <petexmldev@codalogic.com>, "'Suresh Joshee'" <sjoshee@gmail.com>
Cc: <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <E4A22A5B26E44524ADE0C97AEBBE6D5D@Sealion>

> > Actually I wanted to describe mutations in XML Schema 
> preferably using Z
> > notations. To describe mutations, I need  formal 
> description of  language
> > preferably in BNF (EBNF). Is it good idea to use DTD for 
> the XML Schema at
> > the start point and add more constraint rules that is not 
> included in DTD definitions.

I don't really understand what you want to do, but I would suggest that you
model schemas at the level of a collection of schema components, and not at
the level of the grammar for schema documents. This will make your life much
simpler by removing many superficial variations.

Michael Kay
Received on Friday, 6 June 2008 15:49:26 UTC

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