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RE: Trang rocks

trang xml
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." [1]


[1] 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
> >
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