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Re: Personal reply to Edd Dumbill's XML Hack Article wrt W3C XML Schema
- From: "Thomas B. Passin" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: Gavin Thomas Nicol <email@example.com>, XML DEV <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 08:55:12 -0500
Gavin Thomas Nicol wrote -
> > Why have any markup at all? Just use asn.1 and PER encoding, for example.
> > This will be compact and unambiguous (we hope, at any rate!).
> > Make the asn.1 schema available over the web, use it to compile your data
> > structures, and you have Matthew's world taken to its ultimate.
> > Maybe we can even do compile the structures dynamically.
> You can. The problem is it doesn't tell you how to interpret them
> beyond being able to parse the data to create them. Ooops.
Exactly. But the again, the data-oriented people are saying that you still
won't how to interpret the data without a schema, even with markup in the data
document. If that is so, it's not a strong case for using markup.
I really posed the question because I suspect that markup is often used for
good reasons by reasons beyond the surface explanations usually given ( valid
thought they may be). I hoped to bring some of these things out of hiding.
> That's the point of XSL Beans... you not only send the data, but also
> the definition for the interpreter (ie. use XSL to instantiate an