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   Re: [xml-dev] Number of active public XML schemas

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On Mon, Nov 01, 2004 at 08:26:44PM -0000, Michael Kay wrote:
> > Or because they [DTDs] are easier to understand, 
> I have yet to see a DTD of more than trivial size that is not totally
> impenetrable. And fragile too, if you are rash enough to make a one line
> change that breaks an entire edifice of parameter entities and conditional
> sections.

I should have made clear I was trying to give people's reasons that I've
heard, not necessarily my own opinions!

I do think the DTD *spec* is easier to understand, overall, than the
Schema spec, although there are certainly some obscure subtleties.

Individual Schemas and DTDs are another matter :-)


Liam Quin, W3C XML Activity Lead, http://www.w3.org/People/Quin/


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