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   Re: [xml-dev] UPA and schema handling

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On Fri, 2004-10-22 at 18:24, Henry S. Thompson wrote:
> Ian Graham <ian.graham@utoronto.ca> writes:
> > Have a look at XML spy 2004's FAQ:
> >
> > http://www.xmlspy.com/support_faq_ide_schema.html#q6_schema
> >
> > It says in part:
> >
> >     In our opinion the detection of a non-deterministic model
> >     as an error in a DTD or Schema would be wrong, and we will
> >     not implement this.
> >
> > Sounds to me as if they're ignoring a normative portion of the spec,
> > and don't consider this a bug....
> It is important to understand that this is a clear statement on the
> part of the manufacturer that they don't care about interop.  The
> REC is the only thing that stands as a stable point for achieving
> interop.

Yes, and I find it especially hard to accept from a design tool since
the goal of such a tool is to produce schemas that will be used by other
schema processors.

To me, that's a "don't buy" criteria whatever efforts they may put in a
fancy user interface.

Did you know it? Python has now a Relax NG (partial) implementation.
Eric van der Vlist       http://xmlfr.org            http://dyomedea.com
(ISO) RELAX NG   ISBN:0-596-00421-4 http://oreilly.com/catalog/relax
(W3C) XML Schema ISBN:0-596-00252-1 http://oreilly.com/catalog/xmlschema


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