XML trade off 1 - DTD vs XML Schema

Rick Jelliffe ricko at allette.com.au
Tue Aug 3 22:27:12 BST 1999

 From: JR Gardner <jgardner at blue.weeg.uiowa.edu>
 >This discussion is proving extremely important for our ongoing
>of XML writing and storage structures for academic research and
>publication.  I recall a URI a while back for an introductory article
>Schema's which would help to find for giving others a working knowledge
>the concept-- perhaps there is more than one such article-- online.

The first place you should look at is the new SOX 2 documentation at
It has a lot of very good ideas. Try to avoid the XML Schema draft
until you have a good grip on what is going on: it is liable to be
substantially, as many drafts are.

I have written a book on structures "The SGML & XML Cookbook", ISBN
0-13-614223-0, which I think is very useful. I also have a series of
on experimental schema ideas at

Rick Jelliffe

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