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

On 07/04/13 23:00, G. Ken Holman wrote:

>> To repeat and expand:
>> ... 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.
> Well ... now I think that might be a step too far.

> Perhaps if you are trying to respond to a flexible environment where
> data structures are allowed to change to a changing set of criteria or
> stimuli.
> But if you have a schema that, say, reflects general accounting
> principles that are adopted (or mandated; or even legislated), there can
> be benefit in treating the schema as sacrosanct and going through hoops
> with your data to match the schema.

uk.gov tax submissions are an example Ken.

Of no interest which came first, an instance or the schema,
but they are needed in many scenarios, but Simons not listening.


Dave Pawson

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