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   Re: [xml-dev] W3C Schema: Resistance is Futile, says Don Box

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"Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com> writes:


> I wonder if Don's actually tried RELAX NG.  I'd be curious if "one hit
> and you're hooked" would get him too.  (That mantra speaks to the
> quality of the product much better than "everybody's doing it", which
> is what I tend to hear from W3C XML Schema supporters.)

I doubt it -- the reason for SOAP's dependence on XML Schema is that
XML Schema provides type assertions for all constituents of the
message payload, and SOAP marshalling and unmarshalling depend (sensibly)
on this.  RELAX NG is constitutionally incapable of providing reliable 
type assertions.

  Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh
          W3C Fellow 1999--2002, part-time member of W3C Team
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