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   RE: [xml-dev] XML Schema to relaxNG xslt

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Depending on what you want to model, DTDs may be all you need. For
others Relax NG, XSD, etc are not enough. I think I give a good enough
reason as to the limitations of DTDs in this paper I wrote last year


Read the section entitled "Structuring XML: DTDs and XML Schemas"

Any philosophy that can be put into a nutshell belongs there.

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brothers, Michael (IA) 
> [mailto:Michael.Brothers@ia.ngb.army.mil] 
> Sent: Friday, June 21, 2002 1:00 PM
> To: 'Simon St.Laurent'; Roger L. Costello; xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: RE: [xml-dev] XML Schema to relaxNG xslt
> Seems this argument is going to make the rounds every couple 
> of weeks or so. The arguments (and contestants) are too 
> predictable anymore. I'm still waiting for the definitive 
> answer on why DTD's are not the answer. Seems to me they are 
> damn good at modeling information systems. I'm just a lowly 
> business major and I can understand them and model with them. 
> Ooops, probably just answered my own question. Why use 
> something simple when something 5000 times more obtuse will 
> do the job? Sheesh!
> Take Care,
> mike
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Simon St.Laurent [mailto:simonstl@simonstl.com]
> Sent: 21 June 2002 14:48
> To: Roger L. Costello; xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: Re: [xml-dev] XML Schema to relaxNG xslt
> >Is WXS a good starting point for information processing?  I 
> think it's 
> >a
> >horrible set of tools to use for anything other than kluging 
> information in
> >forms that unfortunate people who fall for the "it's so 
> >object-oriented" or
> >"it's so convenient for relational DB work" lines can do.
> >Given my lack of respect for WXS, it doesn't really matter to me 
> >whether
> >RNG is a good starting point for that distinctly rotten 
> endpoint.  It makes
> >much more sense for me to be blunt about WXS and hope that 
> more people 
> >take
> >a critical look at WXS than to blindly support tools I consider 
> >dangerous
> >to the health of the XML ecosystems in which I work.
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