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Good question. I have another. My apologies if it has already been clearly
answered but I don't think it has.
I am looking for a technical, non-political reason why RELAX NG has been
brushed aside by XQuery.
Any XQuery people want to speak to that?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Betty Harvey [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 02, 2002 3:51 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [xml-dev] XQuery and DTD/Schema?
> I haven't been following the progress of XQuery closely. I was advised
> today that a W3C Schema had to be developed instead of a DTD because
> XQuery only works with Schema. I was skeptical that the XQuery
> specification would really say this. However, I found what I believe to
> be conflicting information in the XQuery specification:
> "XQuery's type system is based on [XML Schema]. Work is in progress to
> ensure that the type systems of XQuery, the XQuery Core, and XML Schema
> are completely aligned."
> I interpret the above statement to mean that XQuery datatypes will be
> based upon XML Schema. I believe this statement may be the reason for
> others thinking that an XML Schema and not DTD's or RELAX NG was
> required in order to use XQuery.
> Any thoughts on my interpretation of the specification. Thanks!
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