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   Re: [xml-dev] RE: Schema vs Schema-free

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> I can't imagine how it would be useful for anyone to
> add optional zeros in an element which is formally defined to have a
> canonical form that eliminates the trailing zeros.

Because it's the *canonical* form, not the *mandatory* form.  The 
concern is not about round-tripping, but about the receiver getting what 
the sender sent.  X.fws/694(right #?) have understated, implicit, 
round-tripping going on.  That has subtle implications that need to be 

> But, if you're writing data that others will read, then if you
> wish to be understood, you must follow the rules of the schema
> language you're using.

Sure.  But only if you buy into the "one schema per document" thesis, 
which we discussed earlier in this thread.  I don't buy it, Rusty 
doesn't, and neither does Noah (one of the XSD authors, surprise!).

>>And the data folks don't seem to realize that the
>>current crop of security functions requires them
>>think like markup-type folks on the wire.
> 	Not so. ....

"We shall see," says I, smiling serenely....


Rich Salz, Chief Security Architect
DataPower Technology                           http://www.datapower.com
XS40 XML Security Gateway   http://www.datapower.com/products/xs40.html
XML Security Overview  http://www.datapower.com/xmldev/xmlsecurity.html


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