I would like to thank the contributors of xmlhack for their encouragements, and more specifically Simon St.Laurent, whose role has been aggravated by the fact that he has also been my editor for this book and has shown a remarkable level of helpfulness and patience. I'd also like to thank Edd Dumbill, who helped me set up Debian on the laptop on which this book was written.
I have been lucky enough to work with Jeni Tennison as a technical reviewer. Jeni's deep and thorough knowledge has been invaluable to my confidence in the deciphering of the Recommendation. Her friendly, yet accurate, reviews were my safety net while I was writing this book.
I am also very grateful to all the people who have answered my many nasty questions on the xmlschema-dev mailing list, especially Henry S. Thompson, Noah Mendelsohn, Ashok Malhotra, Priscilla Walmsley, and Jeni Tennison (yes, Jeni is helping people on this list too!).
Finally, I would like to thank my wife and children for their patience during the whole year I have spent writing this book. Hopefully, now that this work is over, they can retrieve their husband and father!
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