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

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Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com> wrote:
| Amelia A Lewis wrote:
|> In XML, typing specifies validation algorithms.
| Hmm... well it also allows software to unpack XML instances into native 
| storage in a sensible way without being savvy to the internals of the 
| applications that generated or will use the data.
| My question is, is there a need for this? 

No.  The sensible policy is to leave savviness to application internals.

Interoperability means that I can call my barber to make an appointment
and not have to concern myself with what telephone carrier he's using or
who manufactured his phone.  It doesn't mean that I can call my barber,
order a pizza, and expect to have one delivered. -- Eric Bohlman


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