Modeling XML data

THE GOOD NEWS is that Office 11 supports XML Schema. The bad news is that XML Schema has been described even by XML experts as "confusing," "impenetrable," "fuzzy," and "as user-friendly as a stick in the eye." A successor to the SGML/XML DTD (Standard Generalized Markup Language/XML document type definition), XML Schema is a language for writing rules that constrain the kinds of elements that can appear in documents and the ways in which they can be sequenced, grouped, and nested. [Full story at]

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