New schema spec

Paul Prescod paul at
Mon May 10 23:03:31 BST 1999

roddey at wrote:
> Is
> there any way that such a system could be reasonably confirmed to be
> non-ambigious (and by reasonable I mean very fast and small amount of code.)
> And, given that, is there any way that it could be validated against in some
> less than exhaustive search way?

I haven't been completely through the schema spec yet, but let me ask you
two questions: what definition of ambiguity are you using and why do you
care? XML DTDs explicitly allow ambiguity in content models so why
wouldn't schemas?

 Paul Prescod  - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for only himself

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