Re: XSchema: ease of use (design goal 5)
At 15:57 02/06/98 +0100, Michael Kay wrote: > >>human beings will find them [XSchemas] painful to write by >hand, due to their great redundancy compared to DTDs. > I don't this is necessarily true. I wrote a lot of XML Schemas for JUMBO1 - all by hand (I do everything by hand) and didn't find them difficult. They were of the form I have already posted <ElementType name="FOO"> <Attribute name="BAR"> <Type>CDATA</Type> <Default>#REQUIRED</Default> </Attribute> </ElementType> By contrast I still make many errors typing in DTDs by hand (especially in the attributes and the order of their components). I also find it very difficult to remember the times when you need brackets in your content models and when you don't. And there will be zillions of wizzy wig editors to help. I bet I could beat myself typing a normal DTD if I used XSchema with XED. But - in any case - if the DTD is any *good* the thinking time is *far* greater than the typing time. So - please don't throw XSchemas away till we've come up with some :-) P. > Peter Murray-Rust, Director Virtual School of Molecular Sciences, domestic net connection VSMS http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/vsms, Virtual Hyperglossary http://www.venus.co.uk/vhg xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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