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   RE: [xml-dev] Paranoia and Slippery Slopes (was Re: [xml-dev] bohemians,

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  • To: "Mike Champion" <mc@xegesis.org>,<xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Paranoia and Slippery Slopes (was Re: [xml-dev] bohemians, gentry)
  • From: "Dare Obasanjo" <dareo@microsoft.com>
  • Date: Thu, 5 Dec 2002 07:43:57 -0800
  • Thread-index: AcKcc6cd0dTzTGTWRn+oEHA0iAodTQAALLmx
  • Thread-topic: [xml-dev] Paranoia and Slippery Slopes (was Re: [xml-dev] bohemians, gentry)

Thousands of developers using Microsoft technologies benefit from viewing XML as strongly typed data. Users of the .NET Framework DataSet, ASP.NET web services and SQLXML all utilize XML as strongly typed data. However these people are rarely markup weenies thus you won't find them on XML-DEV arguing the finer points of the PSVI. 
The question isn't whether there are scenarios where strongly typed uses of XML exist or are beneficial because they do and are but whether users of XML in loosely typed  or untyped scenarios should be penalized for this. 

	-----Original Message----- 
	From: Mike Champion [mailto:mc@xegesis.org] 
	Sent: Thu 12/5/2002 7:31 AM 
	To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org 
	Subject: [xml-dev] Paranoia and Slippery Slopes (was Re: [xml-dev] bohemians, gentry)

	On Thu, 05 Dec 2002 09:22:15 -0500, Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com> wrote:
	The theme running throughout this permathread is not that types, validation,
	 even static typing are  Bad Things, but that they should not be imposed as
	the One True Path by the specwriters.  Jonathan's
	mantra "show me the concrete problems with building on types/
	PSVI/etc." worries me simply because I think it reverses the burden
	of proof.  I want concrete success stories of how the paradigm shift
	from text to types actually helps solve real problems better/faster/
	cheaper before I'm going to get my back down, fur flattened,
	and hissing stopped. [It's obvious I live in a multi-cat household, eh?]
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