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RNC certainly.  A GUI user doesn't need a simplified 
syntax.  Or do they?  One still has to edit in the 
text window with most GUI-driven XML tools, but how 
and where the schema is designed is also important. 
For example, getting the schema directly from the 
tables doesn't leave much for the schema hacker to 
do?  Or does it?  Why does a table designer need 
a schema edit window at all?

I mean 'Microsoft distribution' first, then others 
in order of market share.  There are problems 
such as the hiding effect making it appear on a shallow 
analysis that knowledge of what is hidden is not 
important. I was told recently not to worry about 
schemas because VS takes care of all of that for us.
I know better.  But when one finally does have to peek 
behind the curtains, it certainly is better if what 
is back there is easier to learn than other alternatives 
given isomorphic functionality. 

Again, I speculate that what some majority of the 
GUI-enabled schema systems are doing with the schema 
could be done by most or all of the current schema 
languages.  Given that, why shouldn't VS enable one 
to select the schema language?  Is it an issue of 
'the W3C sanctioned this one and we are good members', 
or 'this came first and we had sweat equity in it, 
and you only need one', or 'sounds good, maybe later'?

A shot in the dark:  RELAX NG is not perceived as an 
interesting technology in the domain where many desktop 
and services vendors are focused at the moment: web services.

Would that perception be wrong?


-----Original Message-----
From: ari@cogsci.ed.ac.uk [mailto:ari@cogsci.ed.ac.uk]

"Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@ingr.com> writes:

> Once RELAX has a large enough following and desktop 
> support

Do you mean "GUI"? Don't think it's going to happen anytime soon.

> I suppose it comes down the demographic of the target 
> of the discussion topic.

Yep. I would speculate that the kind of people that RELAX NG appeals
to are the kind that GUIs don't, and vice versa.


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