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Re: A few lessons I have learned (June, '03)

From: Roger L. Costello <costello@mitre.org>
Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2003 17:01:48 -0400
Message-ID: <3EE1013C.11F0D7CC@mitre.org>
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
CC: "Costello,Roger L." <costello@mitre.org>

Mike Daconta wrote:

> I strongly disagree with this principle as it reduces the ability to 
> robustly validate documents.  The principle you are expressing is 
> useful when the instance documents are subject to change.  That is
> not the case for all instance documents in all vertical domains.
> Thus the principle is only valid on one side of the change spectrum
> and cannot be considered a universal principle.  

In a closed sytem you may be able to force everyone to play to the same
tune.  Expanding/changing the tune wreaks havoc on everyone.  In an open
system such as the WWW it's unreasonable to expect everyone to
harmonize.  Expect disharmony. /Roger
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