Re: A Plea for Schemas
Matthew Gertner wrote: > > ... many of the pieces of the > puzzle have been in place only recently (or are still being worked on): > > * The right mindset: until very recently generic markup has been seen as > primarily useful for documents, where the utility of schemas is > admittedly limited for anything but authoring applications. The idea of > using XML as a software engineering tool to model data structures has > now become very prevalent. Or at least trendy. There have been MANY (!) modeling infrastructures intended to help certain classes of software engineers. Watching those tools' progress has led me to my current skeptical stance about other attempts to deploy such modeling frameworks. The low level tool used to represent such models (XML in this example) doesn't matter much; it is the higher level processes that create problems. > * Communications infrastructure: Something like an automatic discovery > mechanism for schemas would not be possible without widespread access to > a common network infrastructure. On the other hand, that widespread access can obviate the need for such an "automatic discovery mechanism" just as easily, since it enables other alternatives too. It reduces all kinds of costs. Near as I can tell, what you seem to be after with the "automatic discovery" is primarily to make it easier to reuse a schema if that's what a system designer wants to do. But it can't make the designer ignore common motivations like "NIH", "I can do it better", "that's really not what we need", and the classic "we need a proprietary hook to lock-in customers". - Dave 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 unsubscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; unsubscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
PURCHASE STYLUS STUDIO ONLINE TODAY!
Purchasing Stylus Studio from our online shop is Easy, Secure and Value Priced!
Download The World's Best XML IDE!
Accelerate XML development with our award-winning XML IDE - Download a free trial today!
Subscribe in XML format