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   Re: [xml-dev] Re: Who can implement W3C XML Schema ?

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Jonathan Robie wrote:

> My take on XML Schema is that it is useful, overly complex but not fatally 
> so, and designed in a klutzy but usable manner. On balance, the market 
> seems to be adopting it, and there are no overwhelming reasons to fight it. 
> It is useful, and it will be used.

I will afford repeating my favorite rant...

I have nothing against the fact that those who find W3C XML Schema 
useful use it (and I have even taken a full year of my life to write an 
book -which should be published soon- to help them) but W3C XML Schema 
doesn't meet all the needs and cannot describe some classes of documents 
(RSS 1.0 for instance) and I find it not acceptable to impose its usage.

This is unfortunately what will happen if interfaces between W3C XML 
Schema and other specs (XQuery to name one) are not published (if 
Microsoft was doing it, it would be called vendor lock-in... when the 
W3C does it how should we call it?).

I think therefore that there is an absolute necessity to officially 
expose the PSVI as both an API and a XML serialization format and think 
that it should be a top priority.

See you in Paris.
Eric van der Vlist       http://xmlfr.org            http://dyomedea.com
http://xsltunit.org      http://4xt.org           http://examplotron.org


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