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Re: [xml-dev] Transformative Programming: Flow-based, functional,and more

On 10/18/13 12:09 PM, David Lee wrote:
Try calling up Google and asking them if only they would change their
Map API it would be so much easier.
And asking them to join a committee to define a schema for their API is easy?

Try calling up "The FDA" and asking if they would perhaps accept a
vendor specific change to HL7 ...
Giant bureaucracies gonna bureaucrat. For centuries paper has been capable of more than forms, and yet...

Try even calling up your business partner at "Corporation X" and
asking for the "IT Department" and seeing if they might please
change a field in the data they are sending you to something more
Note that I'm not describing this as a negotiation. If they're sending
you something, you get to decide how to deal with it. If the phone call
would help, you're welcome to try, but if they say no it's up to you to cope - just as it always was.

Try telling your contracted business partner that already agreed to
a fixed price implementation that you want to send a different
variant of the data and would they please process it and send a
"wafer thin" change back to you, without renegotiating a new rate.
Again, I'm not suggesting negotiation. However, I have actually done pretty much just that in the past and found people more willing to make "wafer thin" changes than you apparently expect.

For *me* schemas help solve the problem of *inherent inability* to
communicate over time, space, organization and contractual boundaries
that *preexist*.  It makes life easier for everyone involved where
otherwise it would be literally impossible to communicate.
Now _that_ is hyperbole. It's a miracle that we ever communicated before schemas!

I don't expect users and developers the world over to throw off their schema carapaces immediately. I do hope they will notice that these things are itchy, uncomfortable, limiting, and not nearly so necessary as we've been taught.

Simon St.Laurent

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