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   Re: [xml-dev] bohemians, gentry

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On Wed, 04 Dec 2002 14:40:49 -0500, Jonathan Robie <jonathan.robie@datadirect- 
technologies.com> wrote:

> Does the presence or absence of the schema make a difference here, or is this 
> really an issue of the complexity of the data format being used?

The difference is in the mindset, which is why this discussion is so hard 
to pin
down.  If the XML is thought of as a serialized object of some type
the use of the XML becomes constrained by that type.  If the XML is thought 
of as some text that has useful information that different applications may 
use as they see fit, you
lose that constraint ... but of course have to do more work to convey
or infer the "useful information" because the schema tool won't do it
for you.


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