Steven R. Newcomb
Tue, 25 Apr 2000 21:11:37 -0500
> Andy Heath wrote:
> > ...
> > > 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?
> > Exactly.
> Let me hasten to point out that while I really do think that this is a
> flaw in XML Schema (for abstractions, not in general) I certainly did
> not understand the situation when the schema group started its work and
> so I don't blame anyone else for not recognizing it sooner. Abstraction
> in XML is H A R D.
There is an ISO HyTime "common attribute" architectural form,
"reftype", that can be used to constrain the anchors of hyperlinks.
Is this the kind of thing you're looking for?
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