Re: Personal reply to Edd Dumbill's XML Hack Article wrt W3C XML Schema
Gavin Thomas Nicol wrote - > > Why have any markup at all? Just use asn.1 and PER encoding, for example. > > This will be compact and unambiguous (we hope, at any rate!). > > Make the asn.1 schema available over the web, use it to compile your data > > structures, and you have Matthew's world taken to its ultimate. > > Maybe we can even do compile the structures dynamically. > > You can. The problem is it doesn't tell you how to interpret them > beyond being able to parse the data to create them. Ooops. > Exactly. But the again, the data-oriented people are saying that you still won't how to interpret the data without a schema, even with markup in the data document. If that is so, it's not a strong case for using markup. I really posed the question because I suspect that markup is often used for good reasons by reasons beyond the surface explanations usually given ( valid thought they may be). I hoped to bring some of these things out of hiding. > That's the point of XSL Beans... you not only send the data, but also > the definition for the interpreter (ie. use XSL to instantiate an > interpreter). > Lovely. Cheers, Tom P
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