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   Re: limitations in XML Spy 3.0 for schema validation

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  • From: ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk (Henry S. Thompson)
  • To: glen.albert@autodesk.com
  • Date: 03 Jul 2000 14:10:09 +0100

glen.albert@autodesk.com writes:

> Does anyone have a list of limitations in XML Spy 3.0's support for XML
> Schema? I've tried contacting the company but haven't received any replies
> to my queries.
> I've been using it to aid in the development of a schema that was started in
> XDR. It's been great tool in helping me to implement the schema but I've
> developed a real love/hate relationship with it.
> It's understandable that it doesn't fully support the features of Schema
> yet, but it can be difficult in determining if validation errors (or lack
> thereof) are due to limitations in XML Spy or  mistakes in my implementation
> of the schema.

There are at least 3 free systems which implement some subset of W3C
XML Schema validation -- a cross-comparison can be helpful.  See the
tabulation [1] on the XML Schema homepage.


[1] http://www.w3.org/XML/Schema.html#Tools
  Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh
          W3C Fellow 1999--2001, part-time member of W3C Team
     2 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh EH8 9LW, SCOTLAND -- (44) 131 650-4440
	    Fax: (44) 131 650-4587, e-mail: ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk
		     URL: http://www.ltg.ed.ac.uk/~ht/

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