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   Announce: XML Schema, The W3C's Object-Oriented Descriptions for XML

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  • Subject: Announce: XML Schema, The W3C's Object-Oriented Descriptions for XML
  • From: Eric van der Vlist <vdv@dyomedea.com>
  • Date: 25 Jun 2002 09:38:12 +0200

I am happy to announce that the first edition of my first book, "XML
Schema, The W3C's Object-Oriented Descriptions for XML" [1] should be
available today in the bookstores, including Amazon [2], at least in the
US (and yes, you have the opportunity to get the book before I can
actually touch one!).

You'll find plenty of information about the book online. O'Reilly has
done a good job to summarize and I'd just like to add one more

This book is not, surprise, surprise, the kind of book you will want to
read to be comforted in the idea that W3C XML Schema is the nicest
invention since sliced bread. I insist on this point since that's not
that common: most of the people buy computer books when they start
working with a new technique and expect that the book will comfort them
in the idea that they've made "the right choice".

Note that it's not either the kind of book you need to buy to get all
the arguments against W3C XML Schema.

It's just a book which tries to be honest and guide people through the
false friends and pitfalls of the language to save their time, efforts
and frustration.

I guess that you wouldn't buy a travel book which wouldn't point out the
areas which you'd better not visit alone at night... Why should it be
different with computer books?


[1] http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/xmlschema/
[2] http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0596002521/

See you in San Diego.
Eric van der Vlist       http://xmlfr.org            http://dyomedea.com
(W3C) XML Schema ISBN:0-596-00252-1 http://oreilly.com/catalog/xmlschema


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