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From "Ivelin Ivanov" <ive...@apache.org>
Subject Re: draft howto dtd
Date Sat, 25 May 2002 15:48:36 GMT

Another minor comment about the current Forrest layout.

It appears that the font size of the body text is fixed.
I usually use larger fonts setting in the browser, but it doesn't
affect Forrest pages.


Ivelin



----- Original Message -----
From: "Piroumian Konstantin" <KPiroumian@protek.com>
To: <forrest-dev@xml.apache.org>
Sent: Saturday, May 18, 2002 2:39 AM
Subject: RE: draft howto dtd


> Steven,
>
> > From: Steven Noels [mailto:stevenn@outerthought.org]
> >
> > Ivelin,
> >
> > > Do you guys thing its time to switch the DTD to XML Schema ?
> > > Xalan supports XML Schema validation and I've used it in
> > > production for a
> > > while now.
> >
> > At best, XML Schemas are commonly considered to be primarly data- and
> > not document-focused. Furthermore, the spec is crap, and the
> > implementations are only able to make some sense of this crap.
> >
> > Sorry for being so frank, but after teaching some courses on XML
> > Schemas, I'm quite convinced it is a horribly bloated language.
>
> But you can't disagree that XSD has also some very useful features. And
> having a visual tool like XML Spy (Schema editor), I even haven't to know
> the XSD language details to create usable schemas. And the other good
thing
> about the XSD is that it's XML and you can use XSLT to display it as you
> like.
>
> E.g. all Cocoon transformers, logicsheets and some generators should have
> their corresponding DTDs or schemas and they should be linked from the
docs.
> I can see a lot more good features with XSD: filtering by element types,
> sorting, getting attributes for an element. I even think that some parts
of
> docs can be autogenerated from XSD using the comments from it.
>
> What do you think?
>
> Regards,
>   Konstantin
>
> P.S. Hope to finish i18n doc rewriting in v11 format this weekend and will
> try to come up with a more real world sample page for documentation menu.
>
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > </Steven>
> >


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