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Re: [xml-dev] a puzzling schema promise

On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 7:06 PM, Simon St.Laurent <simonstl@simonstl.com> wrote:

> --------------------------------------------------
> When XML is used to exchange technical information in a multi-vendor
> environment, schemas will allow software to distinguish data governed by
> industry-standard and vendor-specific schemas, and help applications know
> when it is safe to ignore information they do not understand, and when they
> must not do so.
> --------------------------------------------------
> Any thoughts?

I am not sure what you mean by using the word 'intricate' in contrast
to 'validation'.  But to me it means that the occurrences may allow
you to ignore data that you do not think is appropriate, even if it is
of the appropriate type.  Otherwise, if it is required, you can't
ignore it if it is valid type data and meets the occurrences


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