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Re: Why is there no schema for RSS?


rss application

Tim Bray wrote:
>
> 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.

Whenever I ask someone "what format do you want that in?"
and they send me a sample file and say "something that looks
just like this,"  I'm sorely tempted to hardcode that sample file
in my program and reproduce it, byte-for-byte, for all possible
inputs.


--Joe English

  jenglish@f...

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