RE: A Plea for Schemas
Matthew Gertner wrote: > > I totally agree. The idea of some kind of discovery mechanism for > schemas has already been batted around this list (and I believe I heard > something about some W3C activity starting in this area?). Getting all > the competing approaches behind a standard schema language is a major > prerequisite for this. It is hard to justify investing too much in > schema development and infrastructure if the final form and capabilities > of this schema language are still unclear. How and whether schemas will > then be made available is very much up in the air. The most promising > option I see is to create some kind of schema marketplace that will > enable people to get their schemas out there, with the metadata > necessary for others to find them, and let "free market" competition > decide which schemas will gain general acceptance. There are already > some efforts of this type, but they smack a little of marketing > manoeuvres controlled by a single company and not real attempts to > create an open marketplace. What you're describing sounds an lot like the Registry and Repository services that OASIS (http://www.oasis-open.org) claims to be setting up on XML.org (http://www.xml.org). Biztalk (http://www.biztalk.org) seems to have similar intentions, but I assume that's the 'single company marketing manouver' to which you've referred. 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...)
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