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   RE: RE: [xml-dev] XQuery and DTD/Schema?

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The choice of names is always a political choice. 
One learns to campaign and swear to each room 
just as one learns when Bach is appropriate and 
when Lynard Skynard is essential.  Choose wisely.

The fork alluded to in the other thread is the 
inevitable and totally predictable effect of 
confusing systems development and marketing 
with standardization.  The Web was fielded 
stupidly.  We can't change that but we can 
learn how to stop doing what hurts.

If a sufficiently large number of developers 
need a strongly typed XML database, they will 
develop one.  And they are.  So what?  As long 
as they don't touch the core, or attempt to 
sell what they have as core, then any loss of 
freedom is an illusion.  If the data-centric 
guys try to tell the authors they have to 
rename all the topics in their documents, they 
usually lose.  If the topics can be built as a 
result of aggregating the data-centric names, 
and the writers get to work only forty hours a 
week while the machines do the weekends, 
everyone goes home early.  That's a win.

If they don't: War.  Bugs Bunny knew these things. 
Wyle E. Coyote never understood.  Count the 
wins and losses of each with respect to who 
got the carrot and who got the face full of 
desert dust.

len the Sheepdog

From: Thomas B. Passin [mailto:tpassin@comcast.net]

Gorman strongly supports the datacentric approach.  I imagine that Len will
have something to say here...


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