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

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Amelia A Lewis scripsit:

> In XML, typing specifies validation algorithms.

That's one thing it does, but not the only thing.  It also allows a
semantics-blind algorithm to convert XML into an internal network of objects.

> The power is in *flexibility* and *extensibility*.  If the only data types
> in XML on which everyone can agree are "string" and "token", then define
> those.  *And* define extension functions, extension hooks, to allow others
> to define, for an application space, their own data type libraries. 

Exactly the policy of RELAX NG.

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