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6/5/2002 2:04:32 PM, Mike Champion <mc@xegesis.org> wrote:

>W3C XSD is "self-balkanizing" -- it's clear from this thread that the
>spec is so complex and obscure that in practice only its most basic 
>features (roughly those it shares with DTDs an RELAX NG plus the 
>basic datatypes) can truly be counted on to be interoperable across 
>implementations and authoring tools, or
>understandable by any but the most specialized experts.

I just came across http://www.sys-con.com/xml/articleprint.cfm?id=423
which provides further support for this assertion.

"From noNamespaceSchemaLocation to block attributes and substitutionGroups, 
the XML Schema syntax is simply too complex....STOP the MADNESS and just say NO!" 

And check out the statistics in http://www.sys-con.com/xml/archives2/0306/gaven/table1.jpg


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