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Re: Jeni, you should write a book!

From: Jeni Tennison <jeni@jenitennison.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Jul 2002 15:48:02 +0100
Message-ID: <53183835261.20020708154802@jenitennison.com>
To: xmlschema-dev@w3.org, Gary Cramblitt <garycramblitt@comcast.net>

Hi Gary,

> One of the troubles with XML Schema is the lack of good information,
> including solutions to real-world problems, and work- arounds to
> XSD's many limitations. I've been monitoring this list for a few
> months now and I've noted that Jeni consistently provides well
> thought out answers and demonstrates a deep understanding of XSD and
> Schematron.

I'm honoured to get such acclamation. I can assure you that my
apparent "understanding" of XML Schema mostly comes out of knowing
where to look in the spec (and how to interpret it!), and from
reading/technical reviewing all the way through both Eric's book and
"Professional XML Schema" from Wrox (as Dare pointed out; I
contributed one chapter to that book, but it's the one on using XSLT
with XML Schema, so doesn't contain much by way of insights into XML

I had been planning on doing a task-oriented "Beginning XML Schema"
book (along the same lines as my recent "Beginning XSLT"), but I was
told that there were already lots of XML Schema books and that they
weren't selling particularly well so it wasn't worth it. I'll forward
your message on to Wrox though, and see if they can be persuaded.

The other thing that could be useful would be for someone to put
together a XML Schema FAQ along the same lines as the XSLT FAQ;
there's already a start of one at www.schemavalid.com (Francis, is
that you?). If I can find some time, I'll try to add some XML Schema
pages on my site with pointers to archived messages, similar to the
XSLT pages. Eric's and Dare's series of articles on xml.com, and Roger
Costello's Best Practices site are also good sources of discussion
about how to use XML Schema.



Jeni Tennison
Received on Monday, 8 July 2002 10:48:04 UTC

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