[Pipet Devel] XML schemas

J.W. Bizzaro bizzaro at geoserve.net
Sat Nov 13 01:59:52 EST 1999

>From News.com:

XML schemas, first introduced in May, are a new way of letting computers
interpret languages and applications based on Extensible Markup Language

XML is a technology that Web and application developers can use to craft
their own markup languages with special tags and functions. Schemas tell a
computer reading an XML document how to interpret tags that are not
universally recognized.

Schemas are meant to replace an existing technology called the Document
Type Definition (DTD). Schemas are supposed to be a step up from DTDs
because they are written in XML and support the use of XML namespaces,
which let computers distinguish between similarly named tags from distinct
XML-based languages that find their way into the same application.


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