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Dec 18 2007   6:40PM GMT

Overheard: W3C XML Schemas lack elegance

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

tim-bray.jpg W3C XML Schemas (XSD) suck. They are hard to read, hard to write, hard to understand, have interoperability problems, and are unable to describe lots of things you want to do all the time in XML.

Tim Bray, as quoted in Should you be using RELAX-NG?

Tim was co-editor of the XML 1.0 specification and created the first parser software for XML documents. Currently, he is the Director of Web Technologies for Sun Microsystems.

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