XML Schema vs. DTD

Subject: XML Schema vs. DTD
From: Steven Brown <stevenabrown -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 07:59:32 -0800 (PST)

Hello all,

I have an easy question, but I'd like a sanity check.

I've read a lot about the similarities and differences
of XML Schemas and DTDs, and it appears the advantages
offered by Schemas are related to describing,
validating, and working with data. Since we tech
writers generally aren't manipulating data, I'm not
sure that a Schema is necessarily better than a DTD
for simply defining document structure.

Am I on track here? Would any of you XML experts
recommend a Schema nonetheless, in anticipation of
future enhancments?

Steven Brown
Senior Technical Writer

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