Re: Call for Participation: W3C Workshop on XML Schema1.0 User
Michael Champion wrote: >From what I've learned writing the MS position paper: I can't really >forsee anyone making a convincing argument that XSD is hopelessly >broken and should be scrapped, > > It's not broken. It's awkward, it's verbose, it's entrenched. I would be very surprised to wake up 10 years from now and find that people have stopped using W3C XML Schema. A simpler schema language would certainly have helped XQuery, but it's too late for that. >but I can very easily imagine that >people are finding ways to use XSD in a complementary way with >Schematron, RELAX NG, XSLT, etc. to address its limitations. > Yes. >There are >a bunch of problematic features that need work to be implemented the >same way by everyone, but contributing to the test suite and doing >test-driven development seems to the most appropriate way forward. >[Yup, "grind it out on the ground".] For better or worse, there >don't seem to be any subsets that remove significant problems without >losing functionality that a significant community of people out there >find important. > Compatibility is the biggest issue for me. I wish I could test a schema with one processor and assume it would work in the same way on most other serious processors. Jonathan
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