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  • From: Wayne Steele <xmlmaster@hotmail.com>
  • To: ricko@geotempo.com, xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2000 16:29:58 -0800

I think it's quite reasonable to consider the XML-Schema Candidate Release 
draft _itself_ as a "book".

-Wayne Steele

>From: ricko <ricko@geotempo.com>
>To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
>Subject: Re: books on XML schema
>Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2000 18:24:50 +0800
>  From: "Tony O'Keeffe" <tony.okeeffe@trintech.com>
>  > > Anyone care to recommend a decent book on XML schemas - what they 
> > > considerations in design, mapping from DTDs to schemas, etc - or even
> > > design for that matter? Thanks in advance.
>I haven't seen any books on XML Schemas yet. Several books have chapters
>covering draft versions though.  I am aware of several excellent-sounding
>books with fairly up-to-date material in progress.
>The XML Schema specification has not been released in its final version 
>The XML Schema Working Group has flagged in the Candidate Release draft 
>some parts will be reviewed in the light of implementation experiences. And
>any parts that changed in recent times are obiously a little less stable
>than the more mature parts.
>So when you get an XML Schemas book, or read a chapter, you need a little
>patience that some of the details may be wrong for the final version.
>However, until then perhaps the best approach is to read the tutorials on
>XML.COM, read Roger Costello's online Tutorials. I suggest that if you
>familiarize yourself with DTDs, XPath and the Datatypes spec, that will be 
>fruitful way to approach the problem.
>Rick Jelliffe

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