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On Thursday, January 03, 2002 12:49 PM, Mark Evans wrote:
> Now we see schemas finally making their escape. That is a
> good thing. I dislike the idea of replacing them with
> something else.
Even if the "something else" is easier to learn and use?
I imagine some people thought the same thing about replacing
DTDs with XML Schema.
> Because schemas have been so long coming, everyone I meet is
> using DTDs. This kind of backwardness is caused by
> uncertain, zig-zag standards development.
Given the significant investments in DTD development, moving
to XSD may not be a viable (or necessary) option.
> I grant that RELAX NG may be better. Frankly, I've never heard of it
> until now. I looked at the web sites. Ho hum is my impression --
> more XML tweaking when what the world needs is a stable XML standard.
I suggest you go back and re-read the RNG spec - its an amazing bit of