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   RE: [xml-dev] Objections to / uses of PSVI?

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  • To: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>,"xml-dev" <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Objections to / uses of PSVI?
  • From: "Dare Obasanjo" <dareo@microsoft.com>
  • Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 17:10:36 -0700
  • Thread-index: AcH7pGDdL9xvBbyHSyyR6ueGdFQm4AAAFz4w
  • Thread-topic: [xml-dev] Objections to / uses of PSVI?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Simon St.Laurent [mailto:simonstl@simonstl.com] 
> Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2002 5:12 PM
> To: xml-dev
> Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Objections to / uses of PSVI?
> > 3) Validation information. Other than wasting space, my 
> guess is that 
> > virtually everybody will ignore this. It seems that the only people 
> > who would be interested are a very small group of 
> applications such as 
> > validators and editors who want to tell the user where 
> their document 
> > is invalid.
> I don't have much trouble with anyone doing yes-no validity, 
> whatever toolset they choose.  Keeping that information 
> around?  Error messages and warnings in attributes seem appropriate.
> The more exciting flip-side to this is issues of partial 
> validity.  Rick Jelliffe's pretty convincing on the 
> possibilities of both partial validity and partial 
> well-formedness, but it's kind of a dark area that specs 
> don't seem to want to ponder too deeply.

The PSVI items that have to do with validation are poorly thought out,
inefficient to implement and of questionable use to anyone. 

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