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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK: Announce: DocBook XML Schema

> From: Michael Smith <smith@io.com>
> Norm, you wrote:
> > For those of you who are interested, I've made a first crack at
> > an XML Schema for DocBook. See
> > 
> >   http://www.sun.com/software/xml/developers/docbook/
> Are there any plans to eventually embed documenation -- that is,
> element and attribute descriptions -- in the DocBook schema?
> Do W3C XML schemas even have a formal mechanism for doing that?
> (I know that some other schema types do.)

Yes, the XML Schema recommendation includes
<xsd:annotation> elements that can contain
<xsd:documentation> elements for human consumption  and
<xsd:appinfo> elements for tools to use.

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