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From: R.V.Guha <guha@guha.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 15:03:02 -0700
Message-ID: <3CBDF116.A5CFEDE6@guha.com>
To: Margaret Green <mgreen@nextance.com>
CC: www-rdf-interest@w3.org

I think you are right --- we have a situation where a bunch of different
scientists are each publishing data, meant to be used by others. XML
schema forces them into a model where they all have to agree to a schema
and use that to publish their data. If one of them has a new kind of data
that hasn't been thought off before, then it could be tough luck.

 Maybe it's this distributed extensibility that is important. I can see why
in certain domains (like financial stuff) the centralized approach is
but in other areas, the distributed extensibility might be better. Wonder
if there is a way of doing it with XML Schemas or Relax.


Margaret Green wrote:

> 1. New knowledge can't be modeled ahead of time, before it takes form.
> Without form I'm hard pressed to explicate a strong structure definition
> in XML Schema.
Received on Wednesday, 17 April 2002 18:04:02 UTC

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