Re: dynamically generated XML Schema?! Re: R: [xml-d
On Wed, 3 Nov 2004 09:46:39 -0600, Bullard, Claude L (Len) <len.bullard@i...> wrote: > If I already have a database with the metadata in it needed to > generate an application, why would I need a schema too? > That I might need (likely will need) multiple tables to do that isn't > that big a deal. > > I might need a schema when I want to expose the > constraints and metadata to an external user(s) (eg, doesn't > want to consume my database tables). If there is a > dynamic aspect to the transaction that I need to > communicate, then dynamically generating a schema > is a good idea particularly if it only governs > a limited set of instances or just one. > > OTW, a property bag is a property bag is a property bag. Or as Burak just wrote on the "Describing hierarchies with XML" thread: > [Singing the song of OO abstraction] "Model common things only once." The fact is, the best model isn't always (ever? :-) an XML schema...
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