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

On Sat, 2013-04-06 at 21:49 -0400, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
> On 4/6/13 9:44 PM, Liam R E Quin wrote:
> > On Sat, 2013-04-06 at 21:24 -0400, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
> >
> >> My point, at least, is that schema-first or schema-centric design, any
> >> situation in which the schema is considered more than a snapshot of
> >> current conversational practice, is actively harmful.
> >
> > Absolutes are always bad, including the one in this sentence...
> They are impolite.
> Bad?  Only if the speaker insists on always being right.  I don't.

I'm sorry if I was a little too laconic...

If you change "is" to "can be" then I'm OK with the statement, since I
believe that pretty much any technology or practice can cause problems
when mis-applied.

I prefer, however, to ask, "under what circumstances are XML Schemas
beneficial, and when can Schemas (of any kind) sensibly be used as a
design aid at or near the start of a project? What factors lead to
success and what factors lead to problems?"


Liam Quin - XML Activity Lead, W3C, http://www.w3.org/People/Quin/
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