Re: XSchema Question 1: RDF
Ron Bourret wrote: > > Tim Bray wrote: > > > In fact *every* attempt so far > > (the old DSD stuff, XML-Data, etc) to express content models in XML has > > come up verbose and unreadable compared to good ol' 8879 DTD notation. > > I think there's a better way, and want to see what xml-dev can come up > > with. -Tim > > Regardless of whether XSchema rivals DTD notation for brevity and clarity, we > still need it. The compelling reason for XSchema is not besting the readability > of DTD notation -- a visual schema editor is far clearer than both -- but making > schema information available through XML tools (which are numerous) rather than > DTD tools (which are not). > > For this reason, I would vote against directly using RDF in XSchema, as it means > we will have designed something we can't use. > > -- Ron Bourret > I agree with Ron. I think we only get some simple mechanism. I think that incorporating some other Specs like RDF will make our work sompething else than simple. I think we need a simple mechanism like this : <ELEMENT NAME="FOO" > ... <METAINFO NAME="Icon" VALUE="c:\icon\foo.bmp"/> ... </ELEMENT> The DTD could be something like this : <!ELEMENT METAINFO EMPTY> <!ATTLIST METAINFO NAME CDATA REQUIRED VALUE CDATA REQUIRED > Or something like this. Notice that name are only for exmple purpose, and are definitively not a proposal. Other Element could be designed for providing informations about the XSchema file (like revision, version, and so on). Alain. 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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