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I do. I expect that XML as the unifying metalanguage for
the world wide distributed hypermedia communications will
have about a decade and a half of useful life and will
be replaced, thus taking the Schema language with it.
As the pipes and intelligence in the intermediaries improves,
it will be more effective to send the objects instead of
the data only. Standardization in hardware and the
demise of the fixed operating system will enable this.
XML is a fad to be passed and it is just a matter of
how long it's successor stays in the passing lane. I
expect this to be quite a bit more sudden than one suspects.
It's openness will be its downfall.
From: Jonathan Robie [mailto:email@example.com]
It's not broken. It's awkward, it's verbose, it's entrenched. I would be
very surprised to wake up 10 years from now and find that people have
stopped using W3C XML Schema.