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I concur. After my students (mostly programmers) are introduced to DTD,
then W3 XML Schema, trang is a great way to "decompress," allowing them
to appreciate the similarities and differences.
Simon St.Laurent wrote:
> I'll admit that I've gotten pretty jaded about XML software. So many
> promises, so many hopes, so many lousy press releases. Every now and
> then, however, something new really does come along.
> Trang, James Clark's XML<->DTD<->RELAX NG<->RELAX NG Compact
> Syntax<->W3C XML Schema converter, is just plain incredible. The
> command-line interface is dead simple, and the results feel like magic,
> largely because of the amount of information they manage to preserve
> across syntaxes and styles.
> I don't have to work with W3C XML Schema any more - for my purposes,
> it's more than enough to convert those schemas to RNG or DTDs, depending
> on my preference of the day. Writing in RELAX NG compact syntax and
> producing RELAX NG or WXS is a lot easier as well.
> I suspect Trang's basic advantages come from RELAX NG, and it's really a
> showpiece for what you can do with a mathematical model underneath your
> structures, but however it works, I'm thrilled. James Clark already has
> the XML Cup, so there's likely no need to renominate him.
> Trang's worth a close look from anyone who has to build or document XML
- Trang rocks
- From: "Simon St.Laurent" <email@example.com>