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Tim Bray <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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