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Re: Extract A Subset of a W3C XML Schema?

Re:  Extract A Subset of a W3C XML Schema?

Patrick.Garvey@t... wrote:
> <quote>
> why bother encoding the tag name. why not just do
> ...
> <UDEF_9_5_8>123-456-789</UDEF_9_5_8>
> either you have got it right or you have not.
> despite the truism, that the generic identifer is just a special attribute,
> what is the advantage to making the universal depend on the ideosyncratic?
> </quote>
> While that is compelling, it's probably not acceptable given that
> you may have multiple consumers of your data who may or may not be machines.

but how many of those non-machines will not have their access mediated by one?

>   I believe one of the goals of things like UBL is to preserve some human
> readability in the document, so that "rip and read" shops aren't completely
> left out in the cold.

i thought that's what style sheets were for.

i dunno. if UDEF_9_5_8 is right, i'd rather come back in twenty years to a
mountain of data which i _knew_ had that in it. if it's not, then why the fuss
- where's the grounds for authority?



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