On Sat, Apr 20, 2002 at 10:57:32PM -0000, rvanwees wrote:
> Thx for the update on the house.
> I had a quick look at the DTD and XML. I think I'll wait for
> the 'something more coherent' you mentioned. They didn't quite match
> yet when I pulled them through XMLSpy.
> A thought: would it work to just concentrate on the XML until it is
> right and then build a DTD or Schema? I think it will save a lot of
> work along the way... (could even be that, if you machine-generate
> XML, you don't need to validate at all)
I try to keep the DTD and XML in step for a few reasons. One is that
the DTD is a more concise method of presenting the information when I'm
thinking, then use the XML to prove the DTD. Another is that I'm using
a validating parser to check my work, and that needs a DTD. Finally,
it's a reasonably concise method of documented my earlier decisions.
> On data entry screens: I've been busy writing a character editor for
> myself and have some ready-made stuff to help quickly build some
> entry screens.
is cool. I just spent the weekend working on the garden bed and taking
out a wall in the house.
DM : You search the storeroom and find a barrel marked 'elf pudding'.
Random: Elven pudding! Wonderful stuff. Gimme!
Dolarn: We're in a goblin lair and it says 'elf pudding'. I wouldn't.
Random: What?! You mean... <hyuuuurfff>