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1. We don't need a lot of implementations of XML Schema.
2. Where we need them, we need them to be compatible, otherwise,
many will do as they have done before and pick one product, and it
will be MSXML for a large number of users.
3. If the XML.COM article is right, and I think it is, Web services
need XML Schema to work. They only need compatibility across
This is a tool vendor survival issue. No one thrives on being
incompatible. The users can push as hard as they want but
the fastest fix will come if the Altovas of the world test
their implementations in concert with the MSXMLs of the world
and get it right fast. I should think this would become an
immediate concern of the WSIO.
From: Adam Turoff [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
It's not just time and inclination that's a factor here. It's the fact
that XML Schema is about as user-friendly as a stick in the eye.
Let's concern ourselves with the domain of XML users. For the sake of
argument, let's say that:
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