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As Clark's message is being passed along working 
groups like a grassfire, the assertions that XML Schema is 
hard, incomplete, inadequate, somehow not right, are being 
accepted uncritically in many venues based on the source.

That is not a good thing.  The letter will be used by any  
group with an alternative to beat on what they perceive as 
their strongest competitor regardless of the relative 
strengths of their own offerings.  If all one has is 
perceived signal strength to choose a station, the 
media becomes the message and that is superstition.  

Schema debates are becoming rococo symphonies where we are presented 
with so many subtle variations that the themes are being lost 
in the cluttered orchestration.  The result is predictable: 
audiences with dull sleepy eyes looking at their watches.

Hoping sincerely that your book is one that enables right choice 
based on well-understood requirements.  Best of luck.


From: Eric van der Vlist [mailto:vdv@dyomedea.com]

This book is not, surprise, surprise, the kind of book you will want to
read to be comforted in the idea that W3C XML Schema is the nicest
invention since sliced bread. I insist on this point since that's not
that common: most of the people buy computer books when they start
working with a new technique and expect that the book will comfort them
in the idea that they've made "the right choice".

Note that it's not either the kind of book you need to buy to get all
the arguments against W3C XML Schema.


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