RE: Trang rocks
I fully agree. If you are doing regular schema development, you'll like this tool a lot. Trang is, for me at least, "a new path to the waterfall."  Mike  From "Looking for Work," a poem by Raymond Carver in his collection /A New Path to the Waterfall/, which was his last book. > -----Original Message----- > From: Mitch Amiano [mailto:mamiano@n...] > Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2003 6:35 AM > To: xml-dev@l... > Subject: 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 > > > > > > ----------------------------------------------------------------- > 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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