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

On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 6:46 PM, Simon St.Laurent <simonstl@simonstl.com> wrote:
> On 4/9/13 1:43 PM, Ihe Onwuka wrote:
>>> If you want to be a bureaucrat, be a bureaucrat.  There are other better
>>> options, though.
>> But entrusting the interpretation and embedding and encoding of the
>> organisations intellectual capital to technocrats whose domain
>> knowledge IQ quite possibly flirts around zero ain't one of them.
> If you have that much contempt for the people you're working with, I don't
> think you're going to find much benefit from schemas, either.

Developers are called on to do all sorts of things they are not
trained to do. Designing user interfaces is another thing that is high
on list.
There are exceptional ones that do combine domain knowledge with
technical ability. Good luck with finding enough of them and getting
your organisation to pay them what they are worth so as to retain

Alternatively let those with the requisite domain knowledge design
business rules, and if these people happen not to be programmers by
trade (as is often the case) then you need to come up with a language
they can communicate their specifications in such that all
stakeholders can participate in the design process. A programming
language is not the right vehicle for that and typically that suggests
that a programmer is not the right person to do it.

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