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RE: Rules & Grammars
- From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: Tim Bray <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2001 08:05:41 -0600
Nope. Too late. XML Schema has already
been absorbed, implemented, and application
languages are being created and shared,
books are headed for the shelves, the tutorials
are being presented, the best practices
published, and so on.
Like HTML colonization, by the time you
figure out the *minimal victory* is pyrhhic,
the troops have already gone home with
the booty to farm and make babies.
Better luck next time with the requirements.
It might be a good idea to choose
*one* of the rules-based designs and
sanction it. That will reduce the
Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h
From: Tim Bray [mailto:email@example.com]
So I say to you all: go back in your caves and come out with
*one* schema facility that lets me write grammars when I want
to and xpath expressions when I want to, and has an elegantly
unified syntax. Then declare victory. For extra credit,
replace entities too (just kidding). -Tim