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RE: Array content model (more like a collection)

  • From: Robin LaFontaine <robin@m...>
  • To: xml-dev@x...
  • Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2000 15:54:42 +0100

stylus model management
John,

I agree very much with what Curt has said. Better to use a wrapper. 
DTDs get more complex as they develop, not less, and you are likely 
to wish you had put in the wrapper sooner or later!

Robin

At 12:58 pm -0600 5/4/00, Arnold, Curt wrote:
>John OSullivan wrote (paraphrased):
>
>Should I do lists of items as:
>
><purchaseOrder>
>	<items>
>		<item/>
>		<item/>
>		<item/>
>	</items>
></purchaseOrder>
>
>- or -
>
><purchaseOrder>
>	<item/>
>	<item/>
>	<item/>
></purchaseOrder>
>
>------------
>
>I think they key issue is whether you anticipate ever
>needing to qualify the list of items with additional information
>such as "allOrNone", "shipInOrder".  Without an element that
>corresponds to the list of items, then you would have to force
>that information into the <purchaseOrder> element.
>
...cut

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Robin La Fontaine, Monsell EDM Ltd
(R&D Project Management, Engineering Data Exchange using XML, EDIF)
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Email: robin@m... 

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