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Re: SVG 1.2 WD - Usefulness of XML Schema

From: J. David Eisenberg <catcode@catcode.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2003 10:32:56 -0500 (CDT)
To: AndrewWatt2001@aol.com
cc: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.44.0304301029550.11400-100000@tengu.host4u.net>

On Wed, 30 Apr 2003 AndrewWatt2001@aol.com wrote:

> In my view a schema is particularly helpful when it is also available as a 
> free-standing .xsd document. This gives the opportunity to open the file in, 
> for example, Mozilla  or XMLSpy where one can collapse/expand the tree 
> structure provided by the default stylesheet in Mozilla or use the 
> proprietary view in XMLSpy. I find that helpful to be able to study specific 
> aspects of the schema.

I agree that having a schema is useful; I'm not convinced that W3C XML 
Schema is the best choice. I'd much prefer Relax NG, which is easier to 
write and easier to read. It also has a more sound technical base. See
for James Clark's analysis.

> I would, therefore, encourage the WG to develop a full W3C XML Schema for SVG 
> 1.2.
> Andrew Watt

J. David Eisenberg  http://catcode.com/
Received on Wednesday, 30 April 2003 11:34:59 UTC

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