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

> That qualifies as a neat reversal of polarity.

Not at all. I, and others never claimed that the primary use case for
XML schema is for validation. Perhaps you just assumed that along with
a few other things. Take the time to listen and consider, you might
just find out something that will help your Basilage talk go all the


On 09/04/2013, Simon St.Laurent <simonstl@simonstl.com> wrote:
> On 4/9/13 3:21 PM, John Cowan wrote:
>> When you publish a set of documents, publishing the schema to which you
>> claim they conform is very useful for everyone.  For one thing, it's
>> concrete, testable documentation about what to expect from you.  This is
>> the opposite of the "normal" use of schemas as input validation: here
>> they are serving as *output* validation as well as documentation.
> That qualifies as a neat reversal of polarity.
> Just don't cross the streams!
> (And how long is the schema good for?  A given set of documents?  More?)
> Thanks,
> --
> Simon St.Laurent
> http://simonstl.com/
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