Internal subset equivalent in new schema proposals?

Don Park donpark at
Mon Nov 23 21:56:45 GMT 1998

>I think inline schema is absolutely pernicious in such applications (which
>is the area I am currently working in). The idea that a content author can
>subvert the intentions of the content designer by modifying the schema on a
>per-instance basis is too horrible to contemplate. There is an application
>(perhaps in the set top box) that thinks it understands the structure of
>things like the electronic programme guide, and that therefore relies on
>today's guide conforming to the same schema as yesterday's.

IMHO, set top boxes designed with preconceived program structures will fail
to attract the interests of production houses and the audience.  I would
prefer to give creative artists a clean canvas to work with than forcing
them to 'color-by-number'.  Also, TV producers, the ultimate control freaks,
will not accept the harness given them by the DTD designers.


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