Re: Trang rocks
I concur. After my students (mostly programmers) are introduced to DTD, then W3 XML Schema, trang is a great way to "decompress," allowing them to appreciate the similarities and differences. Simon St.Laurent wrote: > I'll admit that I've gotten pretty jaded about XML software. So many > promises, so many hopes, so many lousy press releases. Every now and > then, however, something new really does come along. > > Trang, James Clark's XML<->DTD<->RELAX NG<->RELAX NG Compact > Syntax<->W3C XML Schema converter, is just plain incredible. The > command-line interface is dead simple, and the results feel like magic, > largely because of the amount of information they manage to preserve > across syntaxes and styles. > > I don't have to work with W3C XML Schema any more - for my purposes, > it's more than enough to convert those schemas to RNG or DTDs, depending > on my preference of the day. Writing in RELAX NG compact syntax and > producing RELAX NG or WXS is a lot easier as well. > > I suspect Trang's basic advantages come from RELAX NG, and it's really a > showpiece for what you can do with a mathematical model underneath your > structures, but however it works, I'm thrilled. James Clark already has > the XML Cup, so there's likely no need to renominate him. > > Trang's worth a close look from anyone who has to build or document XML > structures. > > http://www.thaiopensource.com/relaxng/trang.html >
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