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

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Mike Champion scripsit:

> 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."

Ah, that's where architectural forms come in.  They say "Mark up
your XML document further by adding some attributes, so that
we can figure out that what you mean by FOO is what we mean by BAR."

John Cowan           http://www.ccil.org/~cowan              cowan@ccil.org
To say that Bilbo's breath was taken away is no description at all.  There
are no words left to express his staggerment, since Men changed the language
that they learned of elves in the days when all the world was wonderful.
        --_The Hobbit_


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