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/ Eric van der Vlist <vdv@dyomedea.com> was heard to say:
| On Mon, 2002-09-30 at 18:30, Norman Walsh wrote:
|> Personally, it's not an interesting solution to me because I want
|> links to be manifest even in well-formed documents that don't have a
|> W3C XML Schema, let alone documents that use other schema technologies.
| I don't want to be nasty, but can't this be interpreted as defining
| limits to what the PSVI can be used for and denying its implicit claim
| to be generic which was (as far as I can remember since this thread is
| becoming difficult to follow) Simon's initial point?

When did I say that I believed there were no limits to W3C XML Schema?
When have I said that about *any* technology?

Have I ever suggested that generic[1] is the same as universal[2]?

| You want links to be manifest in well formed documents because links are
| obviously important to you but couldn't I want the same for any other
| type which is important to me?

Sure. You probably do. Have I ever tried to stop you?

                                        Be seeing you,

[1] ge.ner.ic
    "relating to or characteristic of a whole group or class"

[2] uni.ver.sal
    "including or covering all or a whole collectively or distributively
     without limit or exception"

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Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM    | In every work of genius we recognize our own
XML Standards Architect | rejected thoughts; they come back to us with
Sun Microsystems, Inc.  | a certain alienated majesty.--Emerson
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