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RE: XML Schema to relaxNG xslt

what xml schema and relaxng
This question..."why DTD's are not the answer"...is one I answered for
myself by learning all three. It takes a little homework, but I can
recommend this approach if you want solid footing. My brief, non-definitive,
multi-part answer to this question is this:

I use DTDs when I don't care about datatypes.

I use XML Schema when forced.

I use RELAX NG because it is technically sound and, frankly, so logical and
intuitive that it's downright fun.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brothers, Michael (IA) [mailto:Michael.Brothers@i...]
> Sent: Friday, June 21, 2002 1:00 PM
> To: 'Simon St.Laurent'; Roger L. Costello; xml-dev@l...
> Subject: RE:  XML Schema to relaxNG xslt
> Seems this argument is going to make the rounds every couple of
> weeks or so.
> The arguments (and contestants) are too predictable anymore. I'm still
> waiting for the definitive answer on why DTD's are not the
> answer. Seems to
> me they are damn good at modeling information systems. I'm just a lowly
> business major and I can understand them and model with them. Ooops,
> probably just answered my own question. Why use something simple when
> something 5000 times more obtuse will do the job? Sheesh!
> Take Care,
> mike
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Simon St.Laurent [mailto:simonstl@s...]
> Sent: 21 June 2002 14:48
> To: Roger L. Costello; xml-dev@l...
> Subject: Re:  XML Schema to relaxNG xslt
> >Is WXS a good starting point for information processing?  I think it's a
> >horrible set of tools to use for anything other than kluging
> information in
> >forms that unfortunate people who fall for the "it's so
> object-oriented" or
> >"it's so convenient for relational DB work" lines can do.
> >Given my lack of respect for WXS, it doesn't really matter to me whether
> >RNG is a good starting point for that distinctly rotten
> endpoint.  It makes
> >much more sense for me to be blunt about WXS and hope that more
> people take
> >a critical look at WXS than to blindly support tools I consider
> dangerous
> >to the health of the XML ecosystems in which I work.
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