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Re: [xml-dev] RE: Schemaless XML?

I think it's also worth pointing out that there is not a single schema (or
coherent set of requirements) for a given corpus of data but a potentially
unbounded set that reflect different uses, biases, views, etc.


Eliot Kimber

On 10/12/16, 3:25 PM, "Thomas Passin" <list1@tompassin.net> wrote:

>On 10/12/2016 11:36 AM, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
>> "Deferred" is an excellent way to put it. It's not so much that no one
>> will ever want to apply a schema to the data or derive a schema from
>> it.  Rather, it's that decisions about schemas can come later, in the
>> field, made by people consuming or creating documents.  They may not
>> even be formal decisions.
>It's much the same as with requirements.  Even if there are no formal
>requirements, they exist informally in the mind of the document
>writer/programmer/software engineer/...  Especially when other people
>are involved, it may be useful to articulate them into a set of written
>requirements.  But they are in there somewhere anyway.
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