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   RE: [xml-dev] nostalgia (was RE: [xml-dev] Ten new XQuery)

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Simon St.Laurent <simonstl@simonstl.com> writes:


> It is very difficult for me to get excited about more recent 
> specifications, despite having spent/wasted an enormous 
> amount of time 
> sorting out W3C XML Schema for myself.  I've put in the time and I've 
> concluded that W3C XML Schema is poison from top to bottom, 
> structures to 
> datatypes, a misbegotten attempt to treat XML as if it were 
> objects and/or 
> relational database content with a tip of the hat to XML 
> 1.0's basic set of 
> attribute types and a 'mixed' feature.  Worse, W3C XML Schema 
> seemed to 
> signal the beginning of a pile-on of enormous and ever-more ambitious 
> specifications.

While observing software engineering it's often been observed that Version 2
of anything is overkill, it includes everything everybody could think of
that was left out of Version 2.  I guess the same is true of specs....


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