Paul Prescod paul@prescod.net
Mon, 24 Apr 2000 10:22:48 -0500

Andy Heath wrote:
> ...
> For me the major point is the ability to reference other schemas
> within a schema.  This give a tool for abstraction that
> is otherwise absent.  It seems to me that this particular
> mechanism is sorely needed.

XML DTDs have always been able to refer to and build on other XML DTDs.

XML schemas are marginally better than DTDs at abstraction but I think
that both have a fatal flaw in that their abstraction mechanisms only
work on the tree data structure and do nothing for links. What real
application does not rely on links?

 Paul Prescod  - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for himself
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