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Re: [xml-dev] RE: Encoding charset of HTTP Basic Authentication

On Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 9:55 AM, Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com> wrote:
On 01/02/2012 16:19, John Cowan wrote:
Uche Ogbuji scripsit:

Never mind the small detail that said catastrophically ignorant
and broken specs brought us the modern, global Web as we enjoy it
today while people were toiling in mega-man committees te world over
on que-perfecto über-specs that never really ended up seeing any
practical use.
Oh, you mean like XML Schema?

No, XML Schema is far worse, it's a que-perfecto über-spec that sees lots of practical use.

Interestingly, Michael, I think you are one of the exceedingly rare people who put WXS to practical use, and I've always been in awe of your capacity to do so. I think that 95% of WXS use is not practical at all, but rather sheer busy-work.

Of course that's just my blinkered anecdotal perspective, but I can't tell you how many times I've been got on a project and they proudly say "here's our schema!!!!!" and dump a full ream of useless, inscrutable xsd:alphabetSoup that no one really even comes close to understanding, and thus gets ignored throughout most of their actual processing.

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