Schemas and Other Crucial XML Questions

Dean Roddey roddey at
Tue Aug 11 19:34:44 BST 1998

>XML-Data is a note that was submitted to the W3C by Microsoft and a
>couple of partners -- it has no official status (a W3C "Note" means
>roughly "here's a neat idea from one of our members").
>XML 1.0 DTDs and proposed replacements/enhancements such as
>Microsoft's XML-Data and XML-Dev's XSchema perform three distinct

Although now IBM, MS, and Tim B. have submitted the DCD proposal, which I
supersedes MS' proposed XML-Data spec. DCD is kind of a mixture of XML-Data and
RDF schemes. Since IBM, MS, and Tim are behind it, it probably stands a good
of making it I would think.

The proposed schema has been accepted and posted on the W3C site today I think.
should check it out and comment.

Dean Roddey
Software Weenie
IBM Center for Java Technology - Silicon Valley
roddey at

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