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CNET News.com: Standards group to develop XML schemas

May 09, 1999, 17:24 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Festa)

"A major Web standards group has commenced work on a more powerful way of interpreting XML documents.

"The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) [has] announced two working drafts for Extensible Markup Language (XML) schemas. Schemas are designed to replace document type definitions (DTDs), which currently do the work of telling computers how to interpret various XML vocabularies.

"This is going to be a new medium of exchange on the Web," said the consortium's XML activity lead, Dan Connolly. "When you want to document how your system works so the rest of the people in your team can use it, this is the technology you're going to use..."

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