Re: RNG more popular with doc heads and XSD with dataheads?
On Mon, 2003-12-01 at 15:49, DuCharme, Bob (LNG-CHO) wrote: > I saw someone (don't remember who) make the generalization recently that > RELAX NG is gaining in popularity with people doing XML work with > irregularly structured documents that would end up being published in some > medium or other (the "doc heads"), and that W3C Schemas are more entrenched > with the XML developers doing systems involved in more transactional > processes such as web services and database interaction ("data heads"). Does > anyone strongly agree or disagree with this? I am most certainly a doc head, and so far I have stuck to DTDs. This is mostly because of practical considerations. XML editors and document management systems still have better support for DTDs than any other alternative. >From my document-centric point of view W3C XML Schemas mean a lot of pain for very little real gain. RELAX NG looks more interesting to me, but tool support is crucial. I don't think RELAX NG is quite ready for prime time use yet. (I would like to be wrong about this. If I am, please tell me.) > > An important auxiliary question: how many large publishing organizations > (i.e. doc heads with lots of documents) have 1. made a strong commitment to > XSD, 2. made a strong commitment to RNG, or 3. are still sticking with DTDs? Some of the clients I work for are quite large companies. They usually stick with DTDs. <snip> /Henrik
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