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Re: ZDNet Schema article, and hiding complexity within user-friendlyproducts

At 02:05 PM 4/23/2001 -0400, Michael Champion wrote:

>Anyone want to pick up the thread ... is something like W3C XML Schema a
>"good thing" after all if it can be wrapped up in user-friendly tools? Or is
>its "power" (aka "complexity") too great to fully encapsulate inside a
>friendly interface?

How friendly is the SQL spec? Access puts a reasonably friendly face on it, 
or you can left outer join to your heart's content by hand using a command 
line interface.

SQL is certainly powerful and complex -- and both easy and difficult to use 

Schema is likely to be the same (and the analogy toward database-land isn't 
by accident, of course)