Schemas and Other Crucial XML Questions

David Megginson david at
Sat Aug 8 04:16:27 BST 1998

Sam Gentile writes:

 > We have a spec called "XML-Data W3C Note 05 Jan 1998", which discusses
 > schemas. It is not clear from the document what a schema is used for or what
 > it's purpose is. Is it for designing the XML buffer only or is it read by
 > the parser? Is it an extension to XML? Are they even necessary in basic XML?
 > Also, we have been hearing rumors of a "short" XML notation. Is there one?
 > We have a need to reduce the size of our buffers.


It might help if you clarified a little.  What do you mean by an "XML

All the best,


David Megginson                 david at

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