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Many statements in his article indicate his bias[0]. What more do you want, a point by point rebuttal in a counter-article on XML.com? 
What is ridiculous is the fact that this is actually being disussed like the article is based on facts and research instead of being mostly smoke and mirrors. Like I said earlier, I assume this is because the people who are taking the article at face value aren't knowledgeable in the subject area and are going off of name recognition of the author. 
[0] http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/200209/msg00006.html

	-----Original Message----- 
	From: Elliotte Rusty Harold [mailto:elharo@metalab.unc.edu] 
	Sent: Mon 9/2/2002 7:05 AM 
	To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org 
	Subject: RE: [xml-dev] xml schema

	At 8:36 PM -0700 8/31/02, Dare Obasanjo wrote:
	>In my personal opinion, an article that advises against using complex
	>types in W3C XML Schema cannot claim to be without bias.
	In other words, no matter how the conclusion was reached, no matter
	how much evidence he presents to support his point, no matter what
	his preconceptions might have been, no matter whether he had a
	personal interest in seeing the exact opposite conclusion, the mere
	result of his investigation is evidence of bias.
	This is ridiculous, and an unfortunately a far too common evidentiary
	fallacy, especially on the Internet. I hear it all the time,
	especially from Microsoft and Java partisans, and I've learned that
	all an accusation of bias really means is that the correspondent
	can't justify their own position on the basis of evidence so they
	call me biased.
	Just because someone disagrees with you does not mean they are
	biased. Just because someone is wrong does not mean they are biased.
	Bias is a very serious accusation. It deserves to be backed up with
	specific proof of both the cause and existence of the bias. Short of
	that, it's just argument by name calling.
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