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> Indeed, not many I would think. Truth is that many developers / teams choose
> for XML as the communication language between various components of their
> application which they all write themselves. And why would you use
> validation in such a case ? You know perfectly well which XML is being
> generated ... it's not going to change overnight. One side on the app
> generates and the other side receives (and vice-versa) ... no need for a DTD
> or XSD.
> Agreed ?
I know of several places where folks are doing schema validation on *their
own output* as well as everywhere they get an incoming XML message.
Perhaps they are less sanguine than you are about bugs. Or more
realistic. :) They are also concerned about malicious parties introducing
These are mostly financial institutions. As some of them have some of my
money, I'm glad they are so cautious.