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> For now, I want to see why people here seem to believe that it (rnc) is
> far superior.
From the experience of the people in my introductory XML class, they like
the compact syntax because it's easier to read and less to type. Also, it
does not look like XML, so there is no confusion about which one is the
target document and which one is the grammar. Personally, I am more used
to the XML syntax of Relax NG, so I am stil doing a mental translation
from XML when I write the compact syntax.
The class hasn't done XML Schema, but I have given them dire warnings
about it, so their further experiences are going to be skewed.
I am in the "is this document valid" camp, not the "what data types does
this document contain" crowd. Thus, my reaction to XML Schema is to flee,
shrieking. Even easy things seem to be complicated with XSD. Consider the
simple example (shown at
I have used when teaching Relax NG. I just could *not* get it to work in
J. David Eisenberg http://catcode.com/