Re: What is a rational user to do? (was RE: xsd
Tim Bray scripsit: > Not only that, but it's kind of what's happening. If I may indulge in > horrid overgeneralization, there seem to be two kinds of XML projects: > those where they send some emails and examples back and forth and are > now in production, and those where they strike a task force to assemble > the schemas, and the project is still in committee stage. -Tim Reuters Health takes a third road, the Fascist-Publisher approach. "All our news conforms to one of these two DTDs. One is a subset of HTML with some additional elements, the other is IPTC NewsML. Take it or leave it." [In fact we publish in plain text, too.] The only problem with this approach is the following too-often-repeated dialogue: Me: We can provide you with news in HTML. Hapless Customer: Don't you have XML? Me: Our HTML news *is* well-formed XML. [It would be valid, but there is no DOCTYPE declaration, to prevent hammering on our DTD.] HC: But we want XML, not HTML! Me: As I say, our HTML news *is* well-formed XML. [Noch einmal] -- First known example of political correctness: John Cowan "After Nurhachi had united all the other http://www.reutershealth.com Jurchen tribes under the leadership of the http://www.ccil.org/~cowan Manchus, his successor Abahai (1592-1643) jcowan@r... issued an order that the name Jurchen should --S. Robert Ramsey, be banned, and from then on, they were all _The Languages of China_ to be called Manchus."
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