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   Re: [xml-dev] syntax, model

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At 1:11 PM -0700 10/24/03, Joe English wrote:

>Now with sufficient intuition and guesswork, you can _probably_
>write software that _usually_ works _most_ of the time if all
>you have by way of a specification is a collection of sample
>inputs.  Personally, I'd rather have a schema (RNC format,
>if you please) and skip the guesswork.

And then what do you do when the document doesn't adhere to the 
schema? The schema's a start, but not an end. Robust software does 
not assume the schema is actually followed.


   Elliotte Rusty Harold
   Processing XML with Java (Addison-Wesley, 2002)


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