RE: W3C Schema: Resistance is Futile, says Don Box
I assume you are no longer talking about Don Box's comments since he referenced XML Schema w.r.t SOAP and Web Services and not all applications of XML? Here we are in plain agreement. To avoid rehashing last months discussions I shall leave my comments at that. -----Original Message----- From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) [mailto:clbullar@i...] Sent: Fri 6/7/2002 7:31 AM To: 'ht@c...'; Simon St.Laurent Cc: xml-dev@l... Subject: RE: W3C Schema: Resistance is Futile, says Don Box Sure, Henry, but that is what SOAP needs. It doesn't mean that is what all applications of XML need. How about well-considered alternatives for applications that don't need reliable type assertions? I like XML Schema for some kinds of work and given the size of the disks I can get these days, my toolbox isn't THAT full. len From: ht@c... [mailto:ht@c...] "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@s...> writes: <snip/> > I wonder if Don's actually tried RELAX NG. I'd be curious if "one hit > and you're hooked" would get him too. (That mantra speaks to the > quality of the product much better than "everybody's doing it", which > is what I tend to hear from W3C XML Schema supporters.) I doubt it -- the reason for SOAP's dependence on XML Schema is that XML Schema provides type assertions for all constituents of the message payload, and SOAP marshalling and unmarshalling depend (sensibly) on this. RELAX NG is constitutionally incapable of providing reliable type assertions. ----------------------------------------------------------------- The xml-dev list is sponsored by XML.org <http://www.xml.org>, an initiative of OASIS <http://www.oasis-open.org> The list archives are at http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/ To subscribe or unsubscribe from this list use the subscription manager: <http://lists.xml.org/ob/adm.pl>
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