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Subject: a comment re: initial mark-up document

A few comments on the markup ideas document (v0.1)

The schema from Serm has a design familiar to me, being like UBL's naming and design rules.
The markup from Jacques does look a little more like what most would expect though, being
less a business document markup and more an application markup (something more likely to be
executed and not necessarily for business or even for software - and a bit like docbook or html).
I'm not sure which I prefer but either has merits. The UBL approach does limit the datatypes
overly though as it dictates what is an attribute and what is an element which doesn't seem
appropriate particularly for a Test Assertions markup. 

'testAssertion' is the only camelcase element name in Jacques' markup. Maybe it should be 

The markup from Jacques does not specify a schema and I wonder whether XML Schema
is appropriate in this case anyway: maybe a DTD is all that is necessary since there is no
hard requirement to restrict datatypes. I thought something like this (note - no prefixes
either so it looks more like html/xhtml and note also the extra 'header' element with a 
different structure to Serm's but similar function):

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!ENTITY % default_NS_1 "default_NS_1">
<!ENTITY % default_NS_1_prefix "">
<!ENTITY % documentElementAttributes " xmlns CDATA #IMPLIED">
<!ENTITY % header "%default_NS_1_prefix;header">
<!ENTITY % testAssertion "%default_NS_1_prefix;testAssertion">
<!ENTITY % description "%default_NS_1_prefix;description">
<!ENTITY % general "%default_NS_1_prefix;general">
<!ENTITY % interpretation "%default_NS_1_prefix;interpretation">
<!ENTITY % normsource "%default_NS_1_prefix;normsource">
<!ENTITY % precondition "%default_NS_1_prefix;precondition">
<!ENTITY % predicate "%default_NS_1_prefix;predicate">
<!ENTITY % prerequisite "%default_NS_1_prefix;prerequisite">
<!ENTITY % prescription "%default_NS_1_prefix;prescription">
<!ENTITY % quote "%default_NS_1_prefix;quote">
<!ENTITY % target "%default_NS_1_prefix;target">
<!ENTITY % tatag "%default_NS_1_prefix;tatag">
<!ENTITY % reference "%default_NS_1_prefix;reference">
<!ELEMENT %header; ((%tatag;)*, (%description;)?, (%normsource;)+, (%prescription;)?, %target;, (%prerequisite;)?, %predicate;, (%testAssertion;)+)>
<!ATTLIST %header;
<!ELEMENT %testAssertion; ((%tatag;)*, (%description;)?, (%normsource;)*, (%prescription;)?, (%target;)?, (%prerequisite;)?, (%predicate;)?)>
<!ATTLIST %testAssertion;
	enabled (true | false) #IMPLIED
<!ELEMENT %description; (#PCDATA)>
<!ATTLIST %description;
<!ELEMENT %general; (#PCDATA)>
<!ATTLIST %general;
<!ELEMENT %interpretation; (#PCDATA)>
<!ATTLIST %interpretation;
<!ELEMENT %normsource; ((%reference;)?, (%quote;)*, (%interpretation;)?)>
<!ATTLIST %normsource;
<!ELEMENT %precondition; (#PCDATA)>
<!ATTLIST %precondition;
	exprlang CDATA #IMPLIED
<!ELEMENT %predicate; (#PCDATA)>
<!ATTLIST %predicate;
	exprlang CDATA #IMPLIED
<!ELEMENT %prerequisite; ((%general;)?, (%precondition;)?)>
<!ATTLIST %prerequisite;
<!ELEMENT %prescription; (#PCDATA)>
<!ATTLIST %prescription;
	level (mandatory | prefered | permitted | other) #IMPLIED
<!ELEMENT %quote; (#PCDATA)>
<!ATTLIST %quote;
<!ELEMENT %target; (#PCDATA)>
<!ATTLIST %target;
	exprlang CDATA #IMPLIED
<!ELEMENT %tatag; (#PCDATA)>
<!ATTLIST %tatag;
<!ELEMENT %reference; (#PCDATA)>
<!ATTLIST %reference;

and the markup would then look like this

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE testAssertion SYSTEM "tag-2008-05-01.dtd">
<testAssertion id="TA-0001" enabled="true">
	<tatag name="conformanceProfile">Basic</tatag>
	<tatag name="name2">string value</tatag>
	<description>This is a sample TA for the specification statement REQ-0001</description>
	<prescription level="mandatory"/>
	<target name="widget" exprlang="xpath2" id="relative XPath expression">absolute XPath expression</target>
		<general>some plain-text condition, subject to possible stricter syntax</general>
		<precondition exprlang="extended-xpath2">(TA:1234='true' and TA:2355:relation='true') or (TA:4444='true' and [target predicate])</precondition>
	<predicate exprlang="xpath2">relative XPath expression</predicate>

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