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

From: <MarkH@i2.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2000 11:58:35 -0000
Message-ID: <1E73B637CFC3D411A12F00B0D0795DDD0913EC@uknts40exh01.i2.co.uk>
To: xmlschema-dev@w3.org
Cc: ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk, Noah_Mendelsohn@lotus.com
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	From:	ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk [SMTP:ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk]
	Sent:	Monday, December 04, 2000 11:45 AM
	Subject:	Re: XML Schema = obfuscation RE: Is this valid?

	> Not sure I understand what you mean by complex tools.  
	complex in terms of to implement, obtain and use. all of which are
higher barriers to overcome than a text editor. now i know editing DTDs as
text isn't everyone's idea of fun, but it is more than just feasible, and so
DTDs are inherently more accessible. i didn't mean that specialist DTD
editors are great!

	this is partly because a DTDs is more readable than xml, and partly
because they are less capable and so less rich (ie complex) than
XML-Schemas.

	> 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.

	i've not found many usable schema editors for my platform (Wintel).
in fact, the only one i've found reliable enough for serious work is your
own XED which, grateful as I am for it, is not fantastic (no offence!).

	xml spy looks promising but is not yet reliable and still has a lot
of ui problems (imo). i downloaded 3.5 beta 2 today and so will give that a
try, but for the time being i'm probably going to use XED and XSV.

	henry, please accept my thanks and appreciation for all your work -
you are doing a great job both offline and in helping people like me through
your active participation in this mailing list.

	mark
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