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RE: Personal reply to Edd Dumbill's XML Hack Article wrt W3C XML Schema
- From: Gavin Thomas Nicol <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: XML DEV <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 03:14:50 -0500
> `The question is,' said UserAgent, `which is to be master --
> that's all.' "
> That is why web services are "discoverable". If you can find its
> schema, you can know if it is likely to fall *before* you do business
> with it. You can't tell it to uncross its legs; you can move and
> avoid the yolk.
Yes, at the end of the day, it boils down to "intelligibility" and
hence trust (you wouldn't send your taxes to a babbling idiot, even
though we do send patents to such an organization).
You *can* build a secure distributed application from trusted components,
but the element of trust is crucial. Even in pure capability systems,
there have to be trusted components that create the capabilities.