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Fwd: [xml-dev] Not using mixed content? Then don't use XML

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From: Peter Ring <peter.ring@texo.dk>
Date: Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 6:45 PM
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Not using mixed content? Then don't use XML
To: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>

business value (we all own this)
legacy concerns (and: who wants to own this boat anchor?)
strategy (and: who's in charge of this)


On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 6:27 PM, Simon St.Laurent <simonstl@simonstl.com> wrote:
> On 3/25/13 1:24 PM, Peter Hunsberger wrote:
>> Simon, I know you like to provoke, but even for you that's nonsense.
>>   I've worked with XML some 15 years now and have never had the need to
>> touch a schema and nor have any of the tools I've used required it.  XML
>> is agile as you want it to be; that fact that it is attached to a lot of
>> legacy / enterprise type projects where "waterfall development" is
>> common does not make for a correlation between XML and "waterfall".
> You've never touched a schema?  Not even a DTD?
> You've never found yourself sorting through XQuery or XSLT and trying to
> figure out where the type assumptions came from?
> You've never had to explain to a hostile audience that schemas are
> definitely optional?  That XML books needn't be schema books, and W3C XML
> Schema books at that?
> What miraculous corner of the markup world do you live in?
> Can we expand that corner?
> [None of those are rhetorical questions.]
> Thanks,
> --
> Simon St.Laurent
> http://simonstl.com/
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