XSD: Proposed Goals, Rev. 3
Lars Marius Garshol
larsga at ifi.uio.no
Thu May 28 22:35:50 BST 1998
* Simon St.Laurent
| I need to hear from people how they feel about that name [...]
Calling the standard XSchema and a particular XSchema document for an
XSD (XSchema Document) sounds good to me.
| 9. XSD shall include mechanisms for extending the information included in
| SDDs to support metadata.
| 9 - added "to support metadata". Paul's description of possibly
| dangerous extensions is convincing. I'm not sure "to support
| metadata" is enough, but I'm not sure how better to phrase it. I
| think prescribing extension limits is something that will have to be
| done in the body of the document.
I think you should keep the original wording:
9. XSD shall include mechanisms for extending the information
included in SDDs.
IMHO this is a very important part of the whole thing because it gives
us a way to put constraint information in the document definition.
Like Paul says, this can be abused, but I think the benefits are
If the bar attribute of the foo element can only contain numbers
between 5 and 10 I want to keep that information in my document
definition, and not buried in the 14 different scripts that work on
| 14. XSD shall provide authoring support.
I agree with John: this follows from 5. If the authoring support is
supposed to be for document authors authoring documents described by
the SDD then I think the wording should be clarified to say so.
"These are, as I began, cumbersome ways / to kill a man. Simpler, direct,
and much more neat / is to see that he is living somewhere in the middle /
of the twentieth century, and leave him there." -- Edwin Brock
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