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   Re: [xml-dev] Web Design Principles (was Re: [xml-dev] Generality ofHTTP

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1/27/2002 5:16:27 PM, "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com> 

> At the syntactical level - only ship well-formed content 
> if you call it XML - I'm happy to agree completely.
> Above that, there's lots and lots of room for disagreement.

I agree with Simon.  For example, my canonical example of an order; 
if you want to stay in business, you'll be liberal in the vocabulary 
and structure you accept  so long as it is well-formed and the 
information you need to process and validate it (in the business 
sense, not the XML sense)  is in there somewhere. Nobody but a 
handful of mega-corps will be able to get away with saying "if you 
want to do business with us, you need to use our schemata."


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