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   RE: [xml-dev] Non-xml syntax for WXS

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By itself, RELAX NG in XML syntax is easy enough, even without a tool. The
compact non-XML syntax makes it even easier.

On the other hand, XML Schema is already made somewhat easier by the tools
that have adopted it. I only know of one tool so far that has adopted RELAX
NG (http://www.topologi.com), but RELAX NG is so easy to grasp, in my
opinion, that you don't need a tool to UNDERSTAND it, though it's handy to
have tools to manipulate it. XML Schema seems designed to force the use of
tools, given its complexity, which is a boon to those who produce
applications I guess.

As for me, when Trang [1] produces XML Schema output (hopefully soon), I
will just stick with RELAX NG's compact syntax to produce XML Schema results
as well. So why would XML Schema need a non-XML syntax? %^}


[1] http://www.thaiopensource.com/relaxng/trang.html

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sean McGrath [mailto:sean.mcgrath@propylon.com]
> Sent: Saturday, June 29, 2002 8:09 AM
> To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: [xml-dev] Non-xml syntax for WXS
> "W3C Schema will soon disappear into oblivion without a non XML syntax..."
> - Tom Gaven, XML Journal. Vol 3, Issue 6, Page 48
> Opinions?
> Sean
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