Andrew Layman andrewl at microsoft.com
Fri Mar 12 19:36:03 GMT 1999

Ron Bourret summarized the current state of XML schema languages, and
included the statement "Outside of the Microsoft parser, XML Data is
probably dead."

The current state of this is

The Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 includes an implementation of XML-Data.
(See http://www.microsoft.com/xml .) This is a fully-functional "technology
preview" -- meaning that it is a correct, tested implementation of XML-Data
Reduced, but that it is meant to demonstrate the viability of and allow
customers to get experience with the concepts involved in an XML-based
schema language while the W3C process progresses, which is a good lead to
the next topic...

The W3C XML group currently has an activity to examine the features needed
in a new schema language for XML.  You can find this described at
http://www.w3.org/XML/Activity .

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