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   RE: [xml-dev] BOXED XML (was RE: [xml-dev] Re: Remembering the original

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I think people are taking the analogy a little too seriously...


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jonathan Robie
> Sent: Monday, February 17, 2003 6:19 AM
> To: Martin Bravenboer; Don Box
> Cc: Sean McGrath; xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> At 09:27 AM 2/17/2003 +0100, Martin Bravenboer wrote:
> >I think W3C XML Schema doesn't fit the requirements of a "byte code"
> >XML metadata at all. Shouldn't a bytecode contain as few irrelevant
> >details as possible? Shoudn't a bytecode be easy to process?
> >
> >A bytecode for xml metadata should be powerful, minimal and simple: a
> >decent programmer should be able to write some code to process the
> >bytecode in just a few days with the right tools.
> I agree with Martin. And also, a byte code not have so many different
> of expressing the same things - this makes it much harder to process
> schemas. When I have written code to process W3C XML Schemas, the
> thing I did was build a normalized internal format and give it an XML
> representation.
> In fact, the W3C XML Schema spec gives you hints about how to
normalize a
> schema into schema components, and I think most schema processors do
> something analogous to this. But it shouldn't be so difficult....
> Jonathan


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