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The metaphors are admittedly incomplete. I haven't gotten punched in the
face (though I suspect others have) while on the ballroom floor, but I have
gotten my feet stepped on. I am not much of a dancer, but I'll take swing
over ballroom 9 times out of 10.
One thing I like a lot about RELAX NG is that the structure/steps are so
intuitive that it is easier to look like you know what you are doing on the
dance floor. And you don't even have to go to dance school to get into the
swing of things.
Stretching the metaphors tooooooooooooo far,
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Simon St.Laurent [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2002 7:43 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: RE: [xml-dev] DTDs, W3C Schemas, RELAX NG, Schematron?
> On Thu, 2002-05-23 at 10:32, Michael Fitzgerald wrote:
> > 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.
> A nice metaphor, but you forgot the part about getting punched in the
> head every time you switch partners or want to change your clothes. A
> lot of people also find themselves dancing in straitjackets depending on
> the kind of dance they wanted.
> > I think RELAX NG is a little like swing dancing, free-wheeling fun.
> Hmmm... it is fun, but it's also far more structured in its foundations
> than the ballroom dancing. Plus you don't get punched in the head
> nearly as often.
> Simon St.Laurent
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