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

>> Hallelujah something we can agree on. The business application should
always be the 
>> repository of business rules and validation is one aspect of that. I only
consider XSD 
>> useful as an optimisation  so that you don't consume cycles only to find
something that 
>> you could have discovered at the front door. This is especially true for
cases where the 
>> business application isn't 24/7 but you want to ensure customers can
still trade at any 
>> time and have a reasonable prospect of a successful transaction.
Typically I don't use 
>> XSD for the purpose of validation all that much (although I might be more
persuaded by 
>> v1.1), since it's often much too blunt a tool for that and too difficult
to organise for 
>> anything more than simple grammar checking. I do find utility for it
elsewhere though.

CAM (Content Assembly Mechanism) was developed, IIANM, as a publishable way
to make the ontological/business validity assertions over and above the
semantic matching defined by XSD.


-----Original Message-----
From: Fraser Goffin [mailto:goffinf@gmail.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, April 09, 2013 3:07 PM
To: Simon St.Laurent
Cc: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: Re: Fwd: [xml-dev] Not using mixed content? Then don't use XML

> No.  I would propose moving the other direction, treating all of the 
> rules as "business" and not relying on schema for any layer of that.

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