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   Remember to RELAX (was RE: Are there still a lot of people using DTD)

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  • From: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
  • To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • Date: Tue, 01 Aug 2000 09:46:45 -0400

At 09:23 AM 8/1/00 -0400, DuCharme, Robert wrote:
>And to put these two together, everyone I know using any schema language has
>stated an intention to convert to W3C Schemas when they're done, with the
>net result that anyone using any kind of schema now, W3C or otherwise, will
>have some conversion to do when the W3C Schema does become a Recommendation.

I hate to break up the party, but I'm hearing from more and more people who
are seriously considering converting to RELAX in addition to or instead of
W3C Schemas. There seem to be multiple trains on the same track here,
though one isn't from the W3C:

Hopefully friendly competition will be a good thing.  There are a few
stories on RELAX so far, one of the better ones being:

>This conversion will be easiest for people now working with DTDs, because
>automated tools should be easily available. (Extensibility's XML Authority
>does it now, although I'm not sure which draft of the W3C Schema they
>currently support.) 

Expect a busy market in conversion and processing tools...

Simon St.Laurent
XML Elements of Style / XML: A Primer, 2nd Ed.
http://www.simonstl.com - XML essays and books


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