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Re: Definitive validator of instances against schemas

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Date: 04 Jan 2001 17:19:22 +0000
To: MarkH@i2.co.uk
Cc: xmlschema-dev@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5b3dezgrqd.fsf@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
MarkH@i2.co.uk writes:

> Is there a definitive instance validator that uses W3C Rec schemas?


> If not when are we likely to see one

Never.  By which I mean, the W3C has never (as far as I know) produced 
anything labelled as a reference implementation of any of its
standards, certainly not any of its XML standards, and there are no
plans to produce one for XML Schema as far as I know.

> or will we have to rely on commercial
> validators?

Two of the currently available validators are free.

> and finally, what commercial validators are there (for instances against
> schema - NOT for validating schemas). If people email me the latter directly
> I'll post a summary.

See first the existing list at http://www.w3.org/XML/Schema.html

  Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh
          W3C Fellow 1999--2001, part-time member of W3C Team
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