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   RE: [xml-dev] Announce: XML Schema, The W3C's Object-Oriented Descriptio

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[Len Bullard]

 >XML Schema
 >is out there, is apparently working for what it was designed
 >or, and for all the warts, is now in commercial products.
 >It is a viable option if a difficult one to comprehend at
 >first.  I did not find it hard to apply once I had a decent
 >tool, but I don't accept that to mean it doesn't have warts.

Don't you see the trap here - you *need* a tool in order to wield
W3C XML Schema. The only way to grasp a W3C Schema is
via a visualisation.

You can stare at the text in Notepad until the cows come home
without getting a feel for the model. This is a baaad thing.

By contrast, with RelaxNG, tools are optional. Notepad is just
fine for wrapping your head around what the schema means.
Tools are good and useful but should be optional to understanding
a schema language.  Otherwise, the open systems, vendor/platform
independence of the schema goes puff!



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