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

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  • To: "Rick Jelliffe" <ricko@allette.com.au>,<xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Subject: RE: [xml-dev] W3C Schema: Resistance is Futile, says Don Box
  • From: "Dare Obasanjo" <dareo@microsoft.com>
  • Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2002 02:01:20 -0700
  • Thread-index: AcIOspXT+sRMv2Q5SpSgpD5qNCE0iQAGCVRI
  • Thread-topic: [xml-dev] W3C Schema: Resistance is Futile, says Don Box

Wow, talk about taking out of context. You managed to turn an over two thousand word email in support of the IETF's endorsement of W3C XML Schema into an indictment of it. Saying XSD 2.0 will add features not in XSD 1.0 does not translate into XSD is not here to stay in any way, shape or form. 

	-----Original Message----- 
	From: Rick Jelliffe [mailto:ricko@allette.com.au] 
	Sent: Fri 6/7/2002 11:19 PM 
	To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org 
	Subject: Re: [xml-dev] W3C Schema: Resistance is Futile, says Don Box

	From: "Mike Champion" <mc@xegesis.org>
	> Nobody, even the most unwashed leaders of the peasant revolt against XSD, have
	> suggested that XSD is not "here to stay" ... merely that it is not the One True Schema
	> Language upon which all else must build. 
	Actually, a guy from Oracle has suggested that XSD (1.0) is not here to stay. At
	he says "Schema 2.0 will address these issues, plus I'm sure build on what we
	learn from Relax NG as well as customer feedback.  "
	Of course, XSD 2.0 may be just wishful thinking, or may be a get-out-of-jail-free card,
	but an XSD 1.1 is on the cards. So "here to stay" is probably not quite the right phrase.
	The brand may be here to stay, but the technology may or may not change. It is too
	early for consolidation on a single standard when things are in their infancy.  The
	XML Schemas WG is so busy on their own secret type lattices that we should not expect
	them to be up-to-date with what is happening in the rest of the world, and we should
	remove from them the terrible burdon of having to be useful for every schema niche.
	People need the right tools for the job: sometimes that is a sledgehammer, sometimes
	it is a Swiss-army knife.
	Rick Jelliffe
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