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Re: documenting schemas/DTDs

  • From: Robin Cover <robin@i...>
  • To: XML Dev <xml-dev@i...>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Nov 1999 06:59:32 -0600 (CST)

Re: documenting schemas/DTDs
With respect to Eliot Kimber's endorsement of literate
programming style (applied to SGML/XML applications), and
David Megginson's "strong agreement" with Eliot's sentiments:

I have collected some references to experience with
"Literate Programming with SGML and XML" in:


- Robin Cover


On 18 Nov 1999, David Megginson wrote:

> "W. Eliot Kimber" <eliot@i...> writes:
> > My personal feeling, based on many years of painful experience
> > developing and maintaining DTDs of varying scale and complexity and
> > documenting same (including the original version of IBM's IBM ID Doc
> > application and the second edition of the HyTime architecture, both
> > massive documentation projects) is that the only practical way to
> > develop and manage non-trivial document types is by making the
> > documentation the primary definition, with the working declarations
> > extracted from it using some sort of make process.  
> [snip]
> > If you are are creating DTD-syntax DTDs, the syntax of DTDs is simply
> > not up to the task of maintaining and managing documentation of any
> > useful sophistication. 
> I agree very strongly with Eliot, perhaps because we both have a lot
> of experience in creating (rather than just processing) user
> documentation.

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