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   RE: [xml-dev] DTDs, W3C Schemas, RELAX NG, Schematron?

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DTDs are an integral part of XML 1.0. They make up the essential dance steps
of basic validation.

XML Schema will, like it or not, be used by just about everyone doing
industrial-strength validation. It is like ballroom dancing, somewhat rigid
and it takes awhile to learn, but its okay once you get the hang of it.

I think RELAX NG is a little like swing dancing, free-wheeling fun.

Schematron is a little like ballet, elegant in its simplicity and precision.

There is a time and place for all kinds of dancing, suitable for different
needs and occasions. Learning all four dances is not a bad idea.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: tariq abdur-rahim [mailto:ecliptoid330@yahoo.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2002 6:25 PM
> To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: [xml-dev] DTDs, W3C Schemas, RELAX NG, Schematron?
> Hey all:
> DTDs?
> W3C Schemas?
> Schematron?
> What - first off - is the *best* route to take from a
> developer's stance?  Second, can these technologies
> work in conjunction with one another, or must they be
> implemented seperately in order to reap the (read any)
> desired result(s)?
> Also, where has all the buzz surrounding RELAX NG
> gone?  It was not too long ago when it seemed to be a
> very hot topic.  Finally, does anyone care to share
> their opinion(s) on the future of DTDs?
> Regards,
> =====
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