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   Re: [xml-dev] What is the difference between XSD and DTD

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Saha Rabindra N wrote:

> Hello,
>   Can anybody please explain me the real difference between XSD and 
> DTD. Because both are used to define the schema of an XML document.

A DTD is a terse thing with a simple macro mechanism that makes people 
yearn for an XML syntax
and more powerful abstractions. It can only handle simple structures.

An XSD is a verbose thing with multiple abstractions that makes people 
yearn for a terser syntax
and less to learn. It still can only handle simple structures.

Rick Jelliffe


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