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

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> When you say that "we" don't need them, do you mean that users don't
> need those implementations, or that the major vendors don't need the
> competition from them in the Web service space? If you mean the
> I can understand the reasoning behind supporting XSD, XPath 2.0, XSLT
> 2.0, and XML Query.
> Are you sure that the distributed application developers really care
> about the vendors and not about the technology that gets delivered?
> Their managers might care more about the vendors, but I doubt that the
> developers do.
> /Fredrik Lindgren

Developers care about the vendor behind the technology they're using.
How much one believes in a particular vendor has a big impact on how one
designs a system. I see it every day.



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