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Re: A really micro schema language

From: Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2013 18:12:42 +0000
Message-ID: <50F83F1A.7090507@saxonica.com>
To: David Lee <David.Lee@marklogic.com>
CC: Brian Kardell <bkardell@gmail.com>, John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>, James Clark <jjc@jclark.com>, "public-microxml@w3.org" <public-microxml@w3.org>

On 17/01/2013 16:59, David Lee wrote:
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> Exchanging typed data makes sense to me. Doing it by reducing all the 
> data to text, and then sending the type information separately in 
> another document, to be matched up with the serialized instance by 
> means of a complex parsing process, doesn't make much sense at all. If 
> you want to send typed data, the type information should be embedded 
> in the instance.
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> Michael Kay
> Saxonica
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> Curious, Michael.
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> Do you feel this same way about XSD being used to encode type 
> information for "regular" XML ?
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It's a solution, but if we were starting again I think we could do a lot 
better.

My view of both XML and XSD is that both are extremely useful but very 
far from perfect.

Michael Kay
Saxonica
Received on Thursday, 17 January 2013 18:15:08 GMT

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