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RE: Query from the trout pond

From: Jean-Jacques Dubray <jjd@eigner.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2002 15:27:57 -0500
To: "'Champion, Mike'" <Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com>
Cc: <www-ws-arch@w3.org>
Message-ID: <00a601c290d3$5090a0b0$f07e14ac@JJD>


>>a) do people agree that the complexity of the XML-related specs is a
>>significant problem?
[JJ] It is not so much their complexity which is a problem but rather
the combination of complexity and their ability to mutate at arbitrary
time to totally different form. 

There is also a lack of formalism to define the semantics of a
specification. We need a meta-specification that specifies all the
artifacts that need to be present in an XML-based specification. A UML
diagram comes to mind. Without these standard artifacts, it requires
more investment from the people that need to understand these
specifications.

My two centimes 

JJ- 
Received on Thursday, 21 November 2002 00:49:10 GMT

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