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   RE: [xml-dev] W3C's five new XQuery/Xpath2 working drafts - Sti ll mis

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  • To: Sean McGrath <sean.mcgrath@propylon.com>, xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • Subject: RE: [xml-dev] W3C's five new XQuery/Xpath2 working drafts - Sti ll missing Updates
  • From: Jonathan Robie <jonathan.robie@softwareag.com>
  • Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2002 09:47:15 -0500
  • In-reply-to: <>
  • References: <9A4FC925410C024792B85198DF1E97E4021BDC6F@softwareag.com >

At 09:55 AM 1/3/2002 +0000, Sean McGrath wrote:

>Its also getting buzz because you can fire it up in Emacs or Windows Notepad
>grok it, change it and so on. You don't need any GUI tool. This is not to say
>that GUI tools are not desirable for RelaxNG. The critical issue is that they
>are "nice to haves" not "must haves". When we get into visual
>tool "must haves" as we are in some ares of XML standards work we are
>in dangerous waters because the visualizations are not part of the 
>standards - therefore
>vendors create different visualizations. If the visualization *becomes* 
>the notation, no
>amount of XML syntax for persistence will save you from the subltle, slow 
>of embrace and extend.

I agree.

It also doesn't help that none of the visual tools support all of XML 
Schema. You need a GUI tool to write schemas, but the GUI tool does not 
support all of XML Schema.



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