XSchema Question 1: RDF

Peter Murray-Rust peter at ursus.demon.co.uk
Sat May 30 13:25:19 BST 1998

At 07:02 30/05/98 -0400, Paul Prescod wrote:
[... good stuff snipped ...]
>we want:
>    <XSC:ContentModel>...</XSC:ContentModel>
>    <XSC:Attributes>...</XSC:Attributes>
Thanks for reminding us about namespaces. Another 'obvious' point comes out
of this is that the XSC can be *formally* part of the document instance. In
a way this corresponds to the internal subset - and we have the same
ability to attach 'partial' DTD information to a document - or override
parts of the 'DTD' Example:

<?xml:namespace name="http://www.w3.org/RDF/some/where" prefix="RDF?>
<?xml:namespace name="http://www.xml.org/XSC/some/where" prefix="XSC?>
<!DOCTYPE GREET:greetings SYSTEM "greetings.dtd">
<GREET:greetings xml:lang="fr">
  <XSC:ElementType id="GREET:phrase">
    <XSC:Attribute id="xml:lang">
  <GREET:phrase>Hello world!</GREET:phrase>
  <GREET:phrase xml:lang="fr">Bonjour Tristesse</GREET:phrase>

This shows how a default attribute can be added through the XSC2DTD
The main point is that *even using the simplest XSC ideas* we have opened
up considerable power for free. I suspect that when we start using them
we'll get even more ideas. I strongly urge that we explore what we have
already got before being too ambitious.

[There are some unanswered namespace problems here, of course].  


Peter Murray-Rust, Director Virtual School of Molecular Sciences, domestic
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