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It's not that unusual but some people at our shop actually do
use the XML Spy ability to generate classes from their
schemas. Conformance testing stands out as the X3D
It is one of the bits that the SGMLers got right, but I
agree with the decision to make schemas and DTDs optional.
I like the fact that I have more capability with XSD than
with DTD. I like the fact that there are alternatives
such as RELAX. It is strange to me that so much work
went into providing alternatives and more creative options
for using markup and now some want deperately to push it
back into the narrows for what are local preferences and
From: Thomas B. Passin [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
> When speaking generally about schemas, it is good to remember that
> they have multiple uses beyond just checking an incoming or outgoing
Right on, Len. I find them most useful during development, including
developing software to process incoming messages, and they can be good
for communicating the design to others as well.
It would be interesting to hear some really unusual applications of
schemas, something really unconventional. Anyone want to share any stories?