RE: Gold Standard Schema Parser was Re: XMLSchema Q
Ken is right. Common experience with CALS taught me and possibly Ken to be a little choosy about the policy and guidance aspects while the technology is churning. A procurement official can usually waiver this stuff, but when it shows up in some documents, it can become a mandatory. I am looking at such an RFP right now. We and ALL of the major players in our market are no-bidding it; yet, the procurement official's bosses are saying, "We don't care. Push on." One has to wonder what will happen on that one given they are in a state that just recalled their governor and replaced him with a movie action star over budget concerns. The choice of build in build-or-buy given technologies under a rapid rate of change is tres risky. Careers are known to evaporate if it doesn't work and that is why one has to be really choosy with guidance documents. len From: Chiusano Joseph [mailto:chiusano_joseph@b...] <Quote1> While true, my understanding is that non-technical influences impacted on the decision to use W3C Schema and not even regard available technologies such as RELAX-NG as viable candidates. </Quote1> As I was not involved in the creation of the Navy XML Developer's Guide (which is where I believe the section in question came from without adjustment), I unfortunately cannot speak to that. In terms of timeframes, it's possible that the version of the Navy XML Developer's Guide that was used as a source was created before the RELAX NG OASIS TC was started. Again, I was not involved in any way in making that decision or any other one that you reference below - I simply "federalized" the document and made some minor adjustments per requests from various folks. You could always provide feedback to the Department of Navy XML folks on their XML Developer's Guide  if you'd like. Kind Regards, Joe Chiusano Booz | Allen | Hamilton  http://www.doncio.navy.mil/(yqh35d45ct0vbl45h4vrjey1)/ContentView.aspx?ID=37 4 "G. Ken Holman" wrote: > Regardless, it gets *treated* as policy (and they should have realized > that, much of what the government calls guidance gets treated de facto as > policy) and the ripple effect has been felt far and wide by such guidance > not to consider alternatives.
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