Re: Can XML Schemas Support Document Systems (WAS RE: ZDNet Schemaarticl
On Thu, 26 Apr 2001, Rick Jelliffe wrote: > From: Murali Mani <mani@C...> > > >to elucidate a bit further -- what can happen is the output schema can be > >something like > >a) (book*, author*, book*), > >b) (book1*, book2*) etc > >both of which cannot be defined using xml schema > > In the case of a), I would claim it is a good thing that this cannot be > represented. The schema writer clearly has some kind of difference > in mind between books appearing before an author and books appearing > after. That difference should be made explicit in markup, as a matter > of best practise. Give them different names if they are different. > Otherwise ( book*, ( author+, book*)) is good enough. > > Cheers > Rick Jelliffe Rick, there is a difference -- it is *not* the human who is coming up with these what the humans write conforms to xml schema. it is the *dumb* machine which sees the above content models for the first time as the result of processing. cheers - murali.
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