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

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Henry S. Thompson" wrote:
> 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.

Like every other statement about SOAP, this is neither absolutely true
nor absolutely false. SOAP can work without inline assertions. This is
the so-called document style. According to the SOAP intelligensia, the
document style is the future of SOAP.

 Paul Prescod


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