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Re: [xml-dev] Two Questions - on XML Schema

From: Andrew S. Townley <andrew.townley@bearingpoint.com>
Date: Thu, 09 Mar 2006 09:32:14 +0000
To: Rick Jelliffe <rjelliffe@allette.com.au>
Cc: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com, xml-dev@lists.xml.org, xmlschema-dev@w3.org
Message-Id: <1141896734.23199.30.camel@macross>

On Thu, 2006-03-09 at 09:15, Rick Jelliffe wrote:
> I don't why this isn't a no-brainer: no need to alter XSD or add 
> requirements to any
> implementations, nicely layered, blame the limitations on someone else 
> (me, ISO) when
> people start to whinge,  no political ramifications with RELAX NG, etc.
> Can fruit hang lower?

Perhaps it's a NIH syndrome thing.  It may also be based on people
getting freaked about using XSD + something rather than just XSD.  For
some reason, people seem to want a one-stop-shop for all their schema
needs, and they are unusually biased towards XSD because of what vendors
currently support.

We see this sort of thing regularly when engaging people in our
environment.  Mostly everyone just wants to know how to suck the
relevant schema into tool X, because they tend to see XML as an

I think if the XSD group would recommend what you're proposing, it would
go a long way to saying that everything doesn't have to fit in the one
box.  Separation of concerns is a proven software design principle after

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