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

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> * Thomas B. Passin
> |
> | You also do not have a hope of getting the WXS schema right without
> | a tool to help, [...]
> Just a little note: the XML Schema specification calls the language
> defined in that specification "XML Schema definition language". It
> seems to me that it makes more sense to call the language XSDL. 
> (The Charles Goldfarb series of books already do.)

We call it WXS to make it clear that this is just the W3C's proposed XML schema language.  I used to call it XSDL as well, but I was convinced that this makes it sound too much as if it's the only schema language out there.

I guess this is perhaps a tad unfar: we say "XSLT" without a flinch.  I expect this has to do with relative attitudes towards XSLT and WXS.

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