Re: RE: Schema vs Schema-free (was: RE: XMLBinary Ch
> I see your point, in the abstract, however, I can't help > thinking that we should be able to assume more uniformity than you > suggest. Information hiding, coupled with extension points. For example, the exact format of my identification token may not be known to anyone else, but I can put it into a WS-Security header because of the xsd:any they have. Outsiders just treat it as an opaque blob of XML; my security system knows what to do with it. I think this kind of thing will become more common, not less. Parts of X.fws concern me -- I am thinking of the round-trip from XML for something like <error-rate>.500</error-rate> going to a local number, out via ASN.1/DER as an IEEE float, and back. Along the way it's all too likely to end up as .5, which will break my digital signature -- and quite rightly, since trailing zero's are semantically significant. /r$ -- Rich Salz Chief Security Architect DataPower Technology http://www.datapower.com XS40 XML Security Gateway http://www.datapower.com/products/xs40.html XML Security Overview http://www.datapower.com/xmldev/xmlsecurity.html
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