RE: XML Schema to relaxNG xslt
This question..."why DTD's are not the answer"...is one I answered for myself by learning all three. It takes a little homework, but I can recommend this approach if you want solid footing. My brief, non-definitive, multi-part answer to this question is this: I use DTDs when I don't care about datatypes. I use XML Schema when forced. I use RELAX NG because it is technically sound and, frankly, so logical and intuitive that it's downright fun. Mike > -----Original Message----- > From: Brothers, Michael (IA) [mailto:Michael.Brothers@i...] > Sent: Friday, June 21, 2002 1:00 PM > To: 'Simon St.Laurent'; Roger L. Costello; xml-dev@l... > Subject: RE: XML Schema to relaxNG xslt > > > Seems this argument is going to make the rounds every couple of > weeks or so. > The arguments (and contestants) are too predictable anymore. I'm still > waiting for the definitive answer on why DTD's are not the > answer. Seems to > me they are damn good at modeling information systems. I'm just a lowly > business major and I can understand them and model with them. Ooops, > probably just answered my own question. Why use something simple when > something 5000 times more obtuse will do the job? Sheesh! > > Take Care, > mike > > -----Original Message----- > From: Simon St.Laurent [mailto:simonstl@s...] > Sent: 21 June 2002 14:48 > To: Roger L. Costello; xml-dev@l... > Subject: Re: XML Schema to relaxNG xslt > > > >Is WXS a good starting point for information processing? I think it's a > >horrible set of tools to use for anything other than kluging > information in > > >forms that unfortunate people who fall for the "it's so > object-oriented" or > > >"it's so convenient for relational DB work" lines can do. > > >Given my lack of respect for WXS, it doesn't really matter to me whether > >RNG is a good starting point for that distinctly rotten > endpoint. It makes > > >much more sense for me to be blunt about WXS and hope that more > people take > > >a critical look at WXS than to blindly support tools I consider > dangerous > >to the health of the XML ecosystems in which I work. > > > ----------------------------------------------------------------- > The xml-dev list is sponsored by XML.org <http://www.xml.org>, an > initiative of OASIS <http://www.oasis-open.org> > > The list archives are at http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/ > > To subscribe or unsubscribe from this list use the subscription > manager: <http://lists.xml.org/ob/adm.pl> > >
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