DTD invented by Microsoft?!

akirkpatrick at ims-global.com akirkpatrick at ims-global.com
Wed Jun 25 11:08:56 BST 1997

Could someone explain what "instance syntax for type definitions"
means. Thanks!

ht at cogsci.ed.ac.uk[SMTP:PC @INTERNET {ht at cogsci.ed.ac.uk}]

Len writes:

>  This appears to be the long awaited and somewhat dreaded
>  attempt to use instance syntax for type definitions.  It
>  is an idea that has been floated several times on the
>  XML WG list and generally resisted.

It was resisted, correctly in my view, as a component of XML-lang
itself, and in the decision the point was made several times that the
right place for this was one level up, as a generic application.
That's what the schema proposal in the XML-data document is aimed at

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