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   Re: [xml-dev] bioinformatics, XML

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  • To: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
  • Subject: Re: [xml-dev] bioinformatics, XML
  • From: Christian Nentwich <c.nentwich@cs.ucl.ac.uk>
  • Date: 01 Feb 2002 11:52:40 +0000
  • Cc: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
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> data sets are already huge) and that most often the schemas are poorly 
> designed and tools poorly implemented. When schemas and tools are designed 
> and implemented well, he approves.
> That last bit doesn't seem too surprising.

Not at all, and in fact it seems a bit odd to blame XML.. We are
currently working on checking the consistency of bioinformatics data,
and I can testify that the schema design is pretty dreadful (the data is
mostly converted ad hoc from relational data as I understand it)

We've basically got files full of CDATA sections that aren't marked up
at all, but still contain structured information (CSV *inside* XML! argh

Christian Nentwich


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