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   Re: Various presentations, schema concepts, etc.

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  • From: Rick JELLIFFE <ricko@geotempo.com>
  • To: ",'XML-Dev Mailing list'" <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: Tue, 04 Jul 2000 14:11:21 +0800

Joshua Allen wrote:
> Do I read an implied disapproval for extensions in the above
> assertion that XSLT extensions seem to be OK?  In other words,
> do you feel that allowing extensions is usually a bad thing? 

The key question is whether the extensions captures the user to use a
particular set of tools or not.  If there is
 1) a standard framework for extensions 
 2) a fallback mechanism  
 3) the extensions use public APIs
 4) the APIs have open-source reference implementations available
 5) the implementations only use platform-neutral APIs (e.g. Java, ISO
I cannot see any harm in extensions.

Rick Jelliffe

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