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   RE: XML Extensibility / XML Schemas

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  • From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@ingr.com>
  • To: Sean Palmer <sbpxhtml@yahoo.com>, xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2000 08:17:44 -0500

Extensibility is not in the language but in 
the implementations that share language constructs 
and implementations.  That is, instances are 
extensible.  No matter what, someone writes 
components to support the structures.

Len Bullard
Intergraph Public Safety

Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h

-----Original Message-----
From: Sean Palmer [mailto:sbpxhtml@yahoo.com]
Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2000 6:50 AM
To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: XML Extensibility / XML Schemas

Dear all,

Have you noticed that when you give XML a DTD, it
stops becoming extensible?

We seem to forget that XML isn't really a language -
it's a meta-language; a means of setting up (sometimes
proprietary) new languages.

Which all seems to favour some kind of xml+ MIME type
for XML applications; to show that these new languages
are XML based, but have a DTD.

Of course, the saving grace may be XML Schemas; these
will allow XML to be 'valid' documents, but ones that
are still extensible.

Problem: I wonder if it's possible to transform both
XSLT & XML Schemas with XSLT?

- Probably yes because they are valid XML, but can you
imagine the carnage/innovation this could cause...


Kindest Regards,
Sean B. Palmer

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