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On Thu, 2002-07-04 at 22:56, Danny Ayers wrote:

> The contrast is made between the 'byzantine' WXS and the 'more appropriate'
> RELAX NG. More appropriate for whom? Like the perceived enemy here, if we
> don't like a WXS then we can go off and create a RELAX NG. No need to tilt
> at windmills.

That's perfectly fine with me as long as WXS isn't presented as a
component of a "XML Core" box on which everything else will be built
including future releases of XSLT, XPath and even the Semantic Web.

This is the windmill against which I am trying to fight since the
presentation of Tim Berners-Lee in Hong Kong last year which clearly
shown this frightening picture:


I am quite happy to see a raising attention on this issue which is IMO
fundamental: good or not, IMO schema languages do not belong to XML Core
and it's as bad to package a schema language (any of them) in the box
named "XML Core" as packaging any programming language in this box
(Java, C#, Python or whatever).

Creating a dependency between XML and programing or design technologies
will kill the goose that lay the golden eggs and XML wouldn't be XML any
longer without its interoperability!

See you in San Diego.
Eric van der Vlist       http://xmlfr.org            http://dyomedea.com
(W3C) XML Schema ISBN:0-596-00252-1 http://oreilly.com/catalog/xmlschema


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