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When to Validate XML?
- From: "Magick, Brian" <Brian.Magick@C...>
- To: xml-dev@l...
- Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2001 20:25:06 -0600
Anyone interested in sharing their thoughts on under what
circumstances you should validate XML?
I think this board has really had some good discussions
lately (i.e. Database Decision Tree, Determining ID-ness in XML) and this is one
issue that still seems to draw the most debate in the inner-circles of my
Some folks feel that validation should ALWAYS be done
regardless of the circumstance (a bit radical it may seem). Others feel that
XML validation is simply a waste of time.
Some groups feel that schemas are not advanced yet to do validation very
intelligently (i.e. problems validating date formats), and that the
applications are still the best choice to validate your data. People involved with integration feel
that if the publisher and the subscriber applications/databases BOTH do
validation that XML validation is an extreme misuse of resources. And on and on….
With out nit-picking the examples I just laid out on the
table can we share some general thoughts on When to Validate and When Not to
Who knows, if this is a successful conversation perhaps we can give Leigh Dodds
enough ammo for next week’s article.
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