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

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Aaron Skonnard [mailto:aarons@develop.com] 
> Sent: 10 June 2002 16:02
> To: 'Dare Obasanjo'; 'Rick Jelliffe'; xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: RE: [xml-dev] W3C Schema: Resistance is Futile, says Don
> Box  
> Wow! What politics would be of interest to the WG entity 
> consisting of representatives from numerous competing
> organizations?   
> If you're implying that individual organizations are playing 
> politics, then of course I buy that but I find it hard to 
> believe that representatives from individual organizations 
> would have the skill to manipulate so many others.

It's not that. Complexity naturally resists commodization. The
interdependencies make it hard for those with less resources to
write the code. In particular XML Schema processing is no joke to
implement. Unless perhaps your idea of something to implement in
the past has been CORBA or COM and your idea of software economics
are platform lock-in and high switching costs. XML Schema is a
barrier to entry if ever I saw one.

Bill de hÓra

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