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RE: RE: xsd validation was RE: XPath/XSLT 2.0 con ce

  • To: 'Mike Champion' <mc@x...>, xml-dev@l...
  • Subject: RE: RE: xsd validation was RE: XPath/XSLT 2.0 con cerns
  • From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@i...>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2002 09:38:29 -0500

xsd xpath validation
It illuminates that we are content to argue about 
things that are obvious given a technology.

They believe what they are fed.  Feed them the 
nonsense that well-formedness is all that is 
needed 24x7x365 for any case and they will 
quickly reinvent DTDs.  Teach them that for 
a closed case, and a reasonable approximation 
of a solution for Schroedinger's equation for 
their system that they cand do that, then they 
will and it will work until a case breaks that 
approximation.   I don't care that they all 
agree;  I care that if they agree I have a 
way to check their conformance using simple 
means.  Schemas are a heckuva lot simpler 
than reading their code.  Will it be done 
in code too, sure.  All of the time and for 
every case; no.

Years were spent trying to open these systems 
and now y'all want to close it all back up, hand 
it all back to the programmers, and kiss off 
progress.  Ok, be webLuddites. :-)


-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Champion [mailto:mc@x...]

10/4/2002 10:20:06 AM, "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@i...> wrote:

>This is a silly thread.  This stuff wasn't invented 

Well, I've found it quite illuminating!

Industries that can't agree on a standard paper form using
technology that has been around for 500 years are 
unlikely to agree on standardized schema using technology
that still doesn't interoperate reliably.

IMHO It's silly to argue against the proposition that 
life would be easier (for us nerds anyway) if the damned 
humans would just use the technology as it was intended.  But its
equally silly to argue for the proposition
that that this is likely to happen anytime soon.


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