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

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[Sean McGrath]
> 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!

You also do not have a hope of getting the WXS schema right without a tool
to help, at least not for one with any complexity.  I'm not sure if the same
is true for RelaxNG.  John?  What do you say?


Tom P


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