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RE: [xml-dev] Victory has been declared in the schema wars ...

Rick Jelliffe wrote:

[Assertion] grammars are a bad foundation

[Assertion] Schemas should be based on paths

These are two powerful assertions Rick.

Would you explain why grammar-based languages (e.g., DTD, XSD, RNG) are
a bad foundation?  A grammar-based language tells an instance document
author what tags are allowed, how those tags may be arranged, and the
datatypes of the data.  Isn't that what we want from a schema language?
Shouldn't that information serve as the foundation for a schema?

Also, would you explain why paths (XPaths) provide a more suitable



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