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Mike Champion wrote:
> Sure, the Wizzy IDE's can handle the simple cases, but "oh, the humanity!"
> when things start to get complicated or the un-stated assumptions
> are violated. Throw newbies with some training in the fundamentals
> out of XML Spy and ask them to deal with DTD
> (or, hopefully someday, RELAX NG) then they have a reasonable
> hope of figuring out what's wrong and fixing it by hand. Throw just
> about ANYONE out of Spy when the going gets tough and force them
> to confront some of the more exotic bits of W3C XSDL,
> and they'll be howling for blood.
Poor abstractions will cause dissonance. What's leaking is the
difference between what's expected and what actually happens -
often, the mental model being divined through the abstraction turns
out to be a bad fit with reality.
Bill de hÓra