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   Re: [xml-dev] Re: Language Theorie concerning XML Schema (heavy,at least

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Hi Rick,

Do you have references availible for this (I would like to use it in
the conclusion of a paper):

> but it takes six years for software
> to become
> mature; 

I do not understand what a databinders profile is.

Do you refer to the an idea of a partition of XML Schema as in OWL (DL/Lite)

Please clearify.

Was there (at any time since Rec-Status or even before) a general
notion that XML Schema could be seperated by features into
Basic/Advanced or some similar divison.

Thank you,


2005/4/29, Rick Jelliffe <ricko@allette.com.au>:
> Bob Foster wrote:
> > Oh, is that the point the REC is very clear on? ;-}
> Perhaps Henry is using "clear" in the sense that a needle in a haystack
> is clear
> when you sit on it :-)
> But the root problem isn't the needle nor the organization of the haystack,
> it is the size of the haystack (i.e., the technology's size hinders
> efforts to fully
> implement it, defeating the goal of certainty which should be the
> primary goal
> of a schema language; especially because it is under-layered.)
> I don't want to be a broken record, but it takes six years for software
> to become
> mature;  so, for libraries and applications,  XML is mature,  XML
> Schemas still
> has 2 years to go, and XQuery has maybe 7 years to go.  Caveat emptor:
> when you use semi-mature technologies you will have problems that you
> wouldn't (or shouldn't) have with mature technologies.  Even if XML Schemas
> were layered properly and more explicable, we still would be having a
> certain
> amount of interoperability issues just attributable to immaturity.  The
> same issue
> affects RELAX NG, Schematron, ATMs, and any software: any "I told you
> so" feeling from those of us who complained about the size of XML Schemas
> (or its goals) early and often should be tempered by that.  The real
> test will
> come in a couple of years time: if there are still interop problems by
> the time
> XML Schemas software should be mature, I think it would clearly show
> that the technology is intrinsically flawed, at least as far as layering
> goes,
> and in need of a thorough revision or refactoring. Until then, trying to
> get
> a Databinder's Profile (Common XML Schemas?) is probably more rational.
> Cheers
> Rick Jelliffe
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