Re: Who can implement W3C XML Schema ?
[Eric van der Vlist] > Michael Kay wrote: > > > Yes. I think Schema has definitely fallen into the trap of being too formal. > > Yes and no... W3C XML Schema is probably right in the middle between > prose and pseudo-code and that's a very bad place to sit. > > If it was like XML and XSLT an informal prose it would be readable by > humans. If it was pseudo code it would be readable by computers; non > optimized reference implementations, automated test suites would be > pieces of cake and its completude and non ambiguity could be proven. > Sitting in the middle, it's hardly understandable by humans and not > understandable at all by computers :( ... > > I think that the original idea was cool but that the complexity of the > spec and number of iterations has transformed it into something hardly > useable. > > And furthermore, it's still ambigous! > Yes, and that's after Henry put in all that work improving its readability. He accomplished a lot and it's still a bear. Cheers, Tom P
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