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[Eric van der Vlist]
> On Wed, 2002-05-15 at 00:46, Ronald Bourret wrote:
> > I am having trouble understanding two things in this entire discussion:
> > Am I missing anything else here?
> Yes, I think so. Using the PSVI (at least with the current
> underspecification of its API and|or serialization) implies defining a
> W3C XML Schema for all your documents and some applications may want or
> need to use other schema languages or no schema at all.
> Except for DBMS which *requires* a schema definition for their physical
> storage, this requirement to write a formal definition of the data
> structures outside the applications is quite unique IMO and I am not
> even sure that this approach can be successfull or even if it is
> something that we should wish.
ASN.1 requires external schemas so that data structures can be coded. CORBA