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> On Sun, 2 Feb 2003, Uche Ogbuji wrote:
> > [WS folks] chose XML, and they have
> > concommitantly also chosen to " violate the fundamental design of XML". It's
> > that simple.
> And what parts of the fundamental design are being violated? DTD's?
> It seems to me that saying WS don't use DTD's and in exchange network
> messages can now be manipulated with the same tools as the rest of
> the XML toolbox is a pretty cool thing. It's an excellent tradeoff
> to avoid a return to IIOP RMI etc.
I didn't say anything about whether or not it's an excellent tradeoff for WS
folks. I have several times said that I am not interested in that subthread.
But yes, rejecting XML documents that use DTD is a violation of XML's
fundamental design. Or do you claim that DTDs are not a part of XML's
Uche Ogbuji Fourthought, Inc.
http://uche.ogbuji.net http://4Suite.org http://fourthought.com
The open office file format - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-think15/
Python Generators + DOM - http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2003/01/08/py-xml.html
4Suite Repository Features - https://www6.software.ibm.com/reg/devworks/dw-x4suite5-i/
XML class warfare - http://www.adtmag.com/article.asp?id=6965