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Re: [xml-dev] MusicXML 2.0 XSD released

2008/9/12 Michael Good <musicxml@gmail.com>:
> Last year I asked some questions on the xml-dev list about creating an
> XSD version of the MusicXML 2.0 DTD as a first step towards a "General
> MusicXML" format. Yesterday, we released the XSD version of the
> MusicXML 2.0 format. It is available at:
>  http://www.recordare.com/xsd/
> So far our experience with it has been very good overall, especially
> for the goal of making applications more reliable. We have tested
> dozens of applications against the XSD definition and in nearly every
> case we have found some problems in XSD validation that had otherwise
> eluded the application developers. I think this will really help in
> making a more reliable experience for MusicXML users. It should also
> better enable some new applications using XQuery and XML data binding
> tools.

One improvement you might like to do is to make all elements and
complex types global ("garden of eden" style) - this exposes the types
to schema-aware xslt and xquery, and arguably helps the maintenance of
the schema.

Andrew Welch
Kernow: http://kernowforsaxon.sf.net/

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