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   RE: [xml-dev] Re: validating hairy data models (was [xml-dev] Attribute

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I guess the question I'm asking is that if the document looks like XML (has
XML syntax and is well-formed) but the data model is specified in such a way
that no off-the-shelf tools can with certainty handle it (along the lines
of, say, the spec declaring attribute order to be significant, or elements
{X,Y,Z} being allowed to appear anywhere, any number of times, in any order,
including within other ordered element content models, or namespaces not
being used merely to disambiguate, but as a mechanism to insert private
elements and attributes anywhere within a document, etc.), then is it really
any more useful than any other arbitrary document syntax? Why even use XML?

Oh, I know-- marketing. Duh.


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