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Re: Types and Context

On 22 May 2001 11:34:23 -0400, Jonathan Borden wrote:
> > As I understand it, schema-supporting functions would work on a PSVI.
> > If the extension functions were defined in terms of the PSVI, then the
> > schema language (or rather the schema syntax) that we used would be
> > independent. For example, we could come up with a simplified syntax
> > that used the same conceptual schema components as those used in XML
> > Schema, which would create a PSVI that holds the same information.
> sure. what we still need is a processable incarnation of the "PSVI". no such
> thing exists today. you are basically saying that "if we had an API which
> provides access to the information in the PSVI then we could easily do
> this."

Better still, a usable XML representation of the PSVI.  Then we could
use existing XML tools on the PSVI without needing to add all kinds of
PSVI-only tools to the system.

I'd really like to have a viable route that isn't an API...