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  • To: "Eric van der Vlist" <vdv@dyomedea.com>,"xml-dev" <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Announce: XML Schema, The W3C's Object-Oriented Descriptions for XML
  • From: "Dare Obasanjo" <dareo@microsoft.com>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 12:37:23 -0700
  • Thread-index: AcIcG1m546MTdYlyTCurjjaADjt2gAAZAiFe
  • Thread-topic: [xml-dev] Announce: XML Schema, The W3C's Object-Oriented Descriptions for XML

From my experience writing article about W3C XML Schema I assume you came up against the fact that no W3C XML Schema validator could validate all the examples in your book if they were non-trivial (not large, simply not simple). 
Did you call this to attention in your book, avoid such schemata or recommend a specific validator? 

	-----Original Message----- 
	From: Eric van der Vlist [mailto:vdv@dyomedea.com] 
	Sent: Tue 6/25/2002 12:38 AM 
	To: 'xml-dev' 
	Subject: [xml-dev] Announce: XML Schema, The W3C's Object-Oriented Descriptions for XML

	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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