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   RE: [xml-dev] Interesting mailing list & a rare broadside

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  • To: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>,<xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Interesting mailing list & a rare broadside
  • From: "Dare Obasanjo" <dareo@microsoft.com>
  • Date: Tue, 4 Jun 2002 17:34:40 -0700
  • Thread-index: AcIMJsqwL4U54AWJSU+cCTyrQvIIvgAAJHrA
  • Thread-topic: [xml-dev] Interesting mailing list & a rare broadside

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Simon St.Laurent [mailto:simonstl@simonstl.com] 
> Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 5:21 PM
> To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Interesting mailing list & a rare broadside
> At 05:09 PM 6/4/2002 -0700, Dare Obasanjo wrote:
> >For this case, I'm not sure I see as much reason to argue with this. 
> >W3C XML Schema is already used by the W3C for its XML 
> protocol work and 
> >standardization not balkanization should be the order of the 
> day. Most 
> >of the arguments about the complexity of W3C XML Schema for 
> the average 
> >end user don't apply to Internet protocols. After all, how 
> many regular 
> >users look at SOAP messages or HTTP requests?
> I'm not sure how many people read those messages directly, but I'd 
> certainly be unhappy if <bar /> got past the validator when I 
> was expecting 
> <foo /> as in Clark's point 7.

Both the XmlValidatingReader in the .NET framework and MSXML will throw
errors because no type definition exists for the <bar /> element. This
is one of the issues I'd have brought up if I was on the mailing list
and replying to JC's email. 

Never eat yellow snow.

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