Overall XML Schema "structure" impressions
I am amazed that people from so wide a variety of backgrounds could so quickly come up with a relatively solid specification. If the schema spec were frozen today I would grumble about its imperfections but still choose it over DTDs. (not because its syntax is "more friendly" -- it isn't -- rather it is more robust and manageable) Clearly the group has so far limited its scope and ambition appropriately. As it is defined to be extensible we do not have to solve all of the problems in one go around. Presumably it will also interoperate with other schema languages that will be necessary for other data models (i.e. the linking graph, RDF) and for vertical markets. It is exciting to see the parts of the XML pantheon come together so coherently. I've made my specific reservations known separately but overall the common sense exhibited in the draft makes me feel confident that they will be dealt with. -- Paul Prescod - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for only himself http://itrc.uwaterloo.ca/~papresco The dress code in Las Cruces New Mexico has been tightened [to] target Gothic clothing, such as dark trench coats. "It is not a witch hunt" Superintendent Jesse L. Gozales said. "It is for the safety of the kids in our schools." - Associated Press, May 16 1999 xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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