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

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[seeking clarification]

At 08:30 AM 6/10/2002 -0600, Aaron Skonnard wrote:
>Exactly. Remember that Don's original comments on XML Schema were
>addressed specifically towards Web Services, a task where we clearly
>need a rich type system to achieve interoperability between toolkits and
>other applications that cross programming language specific type

That makes sense.

> > What I am saying, and I have yet to meet any users in the industrial
> > publishing industry who disagrees, is that XML Schemas is deficient to
> > point of irrelevence for a large niche, and that the answer is not to
> > bloat it but to build a schema language on a modular framework.  I am
> > against XML Schemas to the extent that I am for plurality and
>richness; in
> > other words, I am only opposed to XML Schemas to the extent that it is
> > pushed as a universal schema language that cannot tolerate
>I wouldn't call the WS community a large niche.

Are you saying WS is a small niche, or that it's not a niche?

>The fact that the W3C has assumed XML Schema in layered specs like XPath
>2.0, XSLT 2.0, and XML Query (the original argument) says a lot about
>the technical merits considering the W3C process.

Is that a complement to W3C XML Schema by way of a complemement to the W3C, 
or is that a slur to both, or neither?  I can read that one an enormous 
number of different ways.

Simon St.Laurent
"Every day in every way I'm getting better and better." - Emile Coue


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