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At 13:46 23/09/2003 +0700, James Clark wrote:
> > As for building a community, evangelizing & answering beginners'
> > questions, it I don't know if any of the people involved have the time
> > or the desire to.
>I don't understand what's wrong with using this list for questions
>about RELAX NG.
Purely perception, but IMHO, its near as damn it off topic?
I still see relax-ng as marginal, despite my personal preferences?
I took one look at Henry's xsd and cried off.
> Surely this mailing list is not restricted to discussion of
> W3C-recommended technologies.
>I don't think a separate mailing list would be a very good forum for RELAX
>NG evangelism: that would be somewhat of a case of preaching to the choir.
I again quote Tommie, Tony Graham and the xslt list.
Its my bet (OK, not to be lost) that xslt would be less than it is
They may preach to the choir, but the questions are answered... mostly
>In any case, speaking for myself, I am not much into evangelism. If a
>potential user feels another schema language meets their needs better than
>RELAX NG, I have no desire to change their mind. I merely wish to make
>sure that users know that they have a choice.
<grin/> Like I said, your about as much of a salesman as I am!
>As for community building, the community I am concerned about is the XML
>community. I do not want to build a separate RELAX NG community. I think
>the difference between RELAX NG and W3C XML Schema is not just a matter of
>a choice of one tool rather than another, but reflects a fundamental
>difference in philosophy about XML usage and processing.
I don't see it as building a separate community James,
more of saying hey we think this works, try it and ask your questions here?
More a way of building a community?
>As such, I think the XML community is best served by having RELAX NG
>discussions in this list, rather than separated off into a another list.
<opinion class='personal'>xml-dev can be perceived as the territory of
the high and mighty, been there done that, which is, possibly, why
xsl-list worked, I don't know.</opinion>
On the downside, I don't see many Tommie/Tony G's around, prepared
to put in the hours to keep a clean list, spam free and effectively
monitored for on-topic posts.
regards DaveP.. I'll shut up now.