Re: Why is there no schema for RSS?
Lars Marius Garshol wrote: > Given that RSS 0.91 did not enforce a particular order on most > elements XML DTDs were not a particularly good fit, but they used it > anyway, probably because they had an example to start from. > > Why the later versions didn't have any sort of formal schema I can't > answer. I wondered about that, too. Many on this list will find it shocking, but lots of important XML dialects don't have any DTDs or schemas. Particularly in the application-glue space. People email back and forth some examples, they cut some code, and then everything's working and they're too busy to go back and write a schema. In fact, I am at this very moment working on a proposal to do some data mapping of a big information pool that can generate XML output, they just sent us some sample instances, seemed to do the job. I don't 100% approve of doing it this way, but that doesn't stop people doing it, and (at least sometimes) getting good results. -Tim
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