Re: XML complexity, namespaces (was WG)
At 01:16 21/03/1999 , David Megginson wrote: | > So in practice, we just ended up with about 5 DTDs that were very | > close to each other. | > | > Not a lot of work. | | It depends, again, on the complexity of the project. If there are, | say, a project manager, three UI specialists, a sysadmin, a DBA, ten | software engineers working on the DB and transformations, five DTD | consultants (with a DTD co-ordinator), and two publishing specialists | working in the chain, the difficulties of co-ordinating even small | changes become near exponential, especially if the team is scattered | across the continent (as is common in large enterprises). | | It can be done (I know from my own experience), but it's quite | different from a situation where you and a couple of associates | control all of the parts of the chain yourselves, and the original | SGML's requirement for a DTD makes the problem that much harder. Agreed. But aren't you just saying: "very big jobs are a lot of work, and are very complex"? Wouldn't this be true if you were implementing DB solutions, or three-tier architectures, etc? In otherwords, why is XML any different here than SGML (which was the original question)? J ------------------------- James Robertson Step Two Designs Pty Ltd SGML, XML & HTML Consultancy http://www.steptwo.com.au/ jamesr@s... "Beyond the Idea" ACN 081 019 623 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/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 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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