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Re: XML Schema = obfuscation RE: Is this valid?

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Date: 04 Dec 2000 11:45:08 +0000
To: MarkH@i2.co.uk
Cc: xmlschema-dev@w3.org, Noah_Mendelsohn@lotus.com
Message-ID: <f5b7l5gl8aj.fsf@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
MarkH@i2.co.uk writes:

> i understand henry's points and fully support his work. and i'm also aware
> that my comments are coming to the "debate" a long time after it has all
> transpired. so i'm not really criticising where we are or why we got here. 

Understood.

> it just occurred to me that the end result is not quite as great as i'd
> hoped that it might be.
> 
> to expand slightly... XML Schema is a text based format, but is effectively
> inaccessible without complex tools, which is a significant downside.

Not sure I understand what you mean by complex tools.  Any DTD-aware XML
editor, of which there are now lots, including lots for free, makes
editing an XML Schema easier than editing a DTD, in my experience.

ht
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