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Re: Alternatives to XML Schemas

Michael Brennan wrote:
> > [...]
> > If you aren't
> > going to use those extra features don't learn them.
> Unfortunately, there are many implementors who will heed your advice. I have
> so far identified only a few implementations of XML Schema. Each is focused
> on one very narrow use case (typically validation) and each supports only a
> subset of the spec. Will this situation get better or worse? I hope it gets
> better, but I'm not sure.

The size of the feature set is certainly a barrier to implementation.
Factoring would go a long way to helping this, but I don't think it's
ever going to happen. My guess is that the (implementation) situation is
unlikely to change. That is, people will implement what they need and
ignore the rest.

Ronald Bourret
Programming, Writing, and Training
XML, Databases, and Schemas