FW: XSD: Proposed Goals

Simon St.Laurent SimonStL at classic.msn.com
Tue May 26 17:28:29 BST 1998

[Forwarded for Peter Murray-Rust]

[... TimB and JonB snipped...]

>I'd like to see the syntax completed by the end of June - a much tighter 
>timeframe than the usual deliberations. By keeping it simple and tightly 
>focused, I think we stand a good chance of completing at least one round of 
>this before the WG gets started. Hopefully the discussions (and perhaps even 
>implementations) produced by this proposal will be of use to the XML WG. I 
>hope strongly that this proposal will be seen as contributing, not competing.

I agree with this schedule - I think it's achievable if we stick to
elements and attributes. I think we should avoid getting into complex
discussions of other possibilities at this stage. 

Note that if we get a representation, then it may very well act as a
catalyst to add 'DTD' information to SAX - we shall have agreed what the
most important aspects are and we shall have kept them simple :-)


BTW. I see a DTD as having a tree structure because I do not treat the
element in the contentSpec as equivalent to the element declaration. IOW with:


I see A's tree ending with the references to B and C. If we need to find
out what they are we link to B and C rather than including them in the
tree. In that way we don't recurse.

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