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Perhaps and time will tell. But locally, I see
XDR, not XSD and never UML. But that is local.
My guess is that experiences will vary a lot by
People build these and believe they are building
a standard when in most cases, they are just
modeling their local system ambitiously. Given
tools and a need to exchange artifacts with
known partners, a serialization of the local
system is just fine.
Global exchange with blind partners is risky.
It depends on what the TAG quaintly calls
"social behaviour" and in a world of intensely
competitive social entities, that is not a
smart way to contract or design.
From: Bill de hOra [mailto:email@example.com]
> Len Bullard said:
> Let me say this again; if XML Schema
> is targeted to and useful by object
> and relational programmers, it has
> hit the largest market/mind share for
> such things.
XML Schema won't supplant the UML any time soon. I suspect OO people who
need this sort of thing will move to the OMG's Model Driven Architecture
(http://www.omg.org/mda/) and XML Schema will settle at the level of a