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Re: Micro XSD for Micro XML?

  • From: Olivier Rossel <olivier.rossel@gmail.com>
  • To: stephengreenubl@gmail.com
  • Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2010 16:22:48 +0100

Re:  Micro XSD for Micro XML?
On Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 4:17 PM, Stephen Green
<stephengreenubl@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Element referencing is not in this example.
>> In my opinion, this is a CRUCIAL feature.
>>
>
> I left out element/@ref because I've heard so many complaints that it makes
> a schema harder to read. You have to use a graphical editor which can
> resolve the
> references and check for any broken ones, etc. Reading a larger schema with
> references means switching back and forth between definitions such that you fail
> to get a picture of the overall structure. Without the refs it is easy
> to picture the
> XML itself. (see examplotron and CAM, for example where the structure can be
> 'seen' from the schema). Plus, if it is hard for a human to read it
> might also be
> logically harder to write a parser and / or GUI editor.

I see your point : simplicity over all.
Ok for me.
(We will add referencing in MiniXSD :)


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