Re: Why XML data typing is hard (was Re: Internal subset equivalent in
At 02:23 PM 11/27/98 -0500, david@m... wrote: >Murray Maloney writes: > > > Essentially you are saying that since it would be possible to > > design poorly with a given set of tools, we should not provide > > these design tools. > >No, I think that Murray has misunderstood -- I'm trying to manage >expectations by explaining that the XML data-typing problem is far >more difficult than a typical anglophone North American SQL specialist >might expect, and that the potential rewards are smaller than people >might hope. I don't think that I misunderstood at all. I agree that XML data-typing could be a very difficult problem. Especially if we insist on making it so. But I think that rewards are potentially much greater than you are allowing. And I think that we can take small steps toward data nirvanna -- I think that the greatest danger lies in the belief that the importance of an ideal or complete solution should hold up the next reasonable step. > >I will happily use data-typing once it's approved, but I don't imagine >that it will generate more than a tiny, incremental gain in my >productivity or in the integrity of my information (with database >programming, you always end up writing the hard validations by hand >anyway). Well, reasonable people can disagree, but I wonder why in this case. > >And, of course, any data-typing standard blessed by the XML-Syntax WG >will have to be fully Internationalised -- a standard that works only >for English-speaking Perl hackers in the Silicon Valley needs to be >designed by Perl hackers in the Silicon Valley, not by the W3C. Well, I qualify only inasmuch as English is one of the languages which I read/write/speak. So, that dart seems to have missed me as a target -- 404. I am not interested in a datatyping solution that is only usable by db or Perl hackers. See SOX. Murray Maloney, Esq. Phone: (905) 509-9120 Muzmo Communication Inc. Fax: (905) 509-8637 671 Cowan Circle Email: murray@m... Pickering, Ontario Email: murray@y... Canada, L1W 3K6 xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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