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   RE: [xml-dev] The Best Technologies Don't Win

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There are no winners and losers.  There are only application locales where one is better than another.  We can't make one choice stick for all time.  One size fits all is the definition of mediocre.   Note earlier emails about costs.  Costs are the energy model.  If SOAP requires XSD and the contract demands SOAP, XSD is the right choice.   If there is no contract and the buyer is uninformed about the choices, help them to choose the low cost option.  If the user insists on another option, let them pay.  There is no "Web" that makes that right or wrong.  Just locals.

Assume a customer that makes a costly choice will defend it until such time as choosing again reduces the cost.   One example of enlightened self-interest is to know that if one informed them politely of other choices, they will seek out the enlightened source but if one made them feel stupid, they will find another enlightened source.  In English, bad deals go sour and then they come back looking for a better deal.

1)  Is not pointless for me.  My customer chose otherwise.
2)  Is obvious to all here.
3)  Is a matter of local purchase.   It can't be changed by fiat or quickly.  It can change.


From: Eric van der Vlist [mailto:vdv@dyomedea.com] 

Le vendredi 07 juillet 2006 à 14:28 -0500, Bullard, Claude L (Len) a écrit :
> From: Eric van der Vlist [mailto:vdv@dyomedea.com]
> Progress!

I am not so sure, but I'd like to propose a compromise that should make every one happy. Let's agree that:

     1. RELAX NG is simpler and has more expressive power that W3C XML
     2. W3C XML Schema is not the only choice and people are free to use
        any XML schema language. 
     3. W3C XML Schema is the winner.

It should be easy to reach agreement on these points: 1) is pointless for you, 2) is obvious and 3) is pointless for me.


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