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   Re: [xml-dev] The privilege of XML parsing - Data types,binary XM L and

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Jeff Lowery <jlowery@scenicsoft.com> writes:

> A schema defines the intent of the author.  If is so happens to coincide
> with the intent of the consumer, all the merrier.
> The author is not prescient of the consumer's intent in almost all cases.
> Therefore, the intent of the author should not be given precedence over the
> consumer's by Recommendations.

Indeed -- that's why W3C XML Schema _loosened_ the binding between
document and schema, compared to XML 1.0 wrt DTDs -- an application
(read 'consumer') is free to mandate its own W3C XML Schema (or none)
in preference to whatever the author provides.  What's the problem?

  Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh
          W3C Fellow 1999--2002, part-time member of W3C Team
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	    Fax: (44) 131 650-4587, e-mail: ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk
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