Re: documenting schemas/DTDs
At 09:45 PM 11/17/99 -0600, W. Eliot Kimber wrote: >Note that the focus must be on the *documentation*, not the >declarations. That's because it's the documentation that counts in the >long run. The declarations are so much syntax. Without the documentation >the declarations are useless, but with the documentation, the >declarations can be recreated at will. I reproduce Eliot's paragraph in full because it is profoundly true and rewards repeated reading. DTD's and XML Schemas both are *just syntax* dammit, and syntax is not interesting. XML, at the end of the day, is not interesting. Messages that convey meaning are interesting. Meaning is only conveyed by (a) running code, or (b) human-readable prose. To generate (a), you have to have (b) first. End of the story. -Tim 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/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To unsubscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; unsubscribe 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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