RE: nostalgia (was RE: Ten new XQuery)
Simon St.Laurent <simonstl@s...> writes: <snip/> > It is very difficult for me to get excited about more recent > specifications, despite having spent/wasted an enormous > amount of time > sorting out W3C XML Schema for myself. I've put in the time and I've > concluded that W3C XML Schema is poison from top to bottom, > structures to > datatypes, a misbegotten attempt to treat XML as if it were > objects and/or > relational database content with a tip of the hat to XML > 1.0's basic set of > attribute types and a 'mixed' feature. Worse, W3C XML Schema > seemed to > signal the beginning of a pile-on of enormous and ever-more ambitious > specifications. While observing software engineering it's often been observed that Version 2 of anything is overkill, it includes everything everybody could think of that was left out of Version 2. I guess the same is true of specs....
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