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Re: Enlightenment via avoiding the T-word

You are exactly right about this. And, worse, its implicit process model is
an exercise in transforming abstract infoset into further-elaborated
abstract infoset, without ever actually instantiating data from a concrete
instance into a form on which application processing code acts directly.


Walter Perry

Paul Prescod wrote:

> For better or for worse, the emerging XML architecture DOES elevate
> schemas, validation and ty*e declarations above other "XML processing
> applications". For example SOAP and WSDL implementations use XML schema
> types to do type conversions. WSDL actually uses XML Schema as some kind
> of abstract type definition system (completely distinct from its use as
> an XML validation tool).  XSLT 2.0 and XPath 2.0 are also going to use
> information from the schema.
> These specifications do not build on XML Schema for its validation
> facilities. They do for its t*** system. So flaws in that system will
> eventually become material to all XML users. Some future applications
> may not deal with element labels (or ulabels) at all. They will deal
> with t*** names.