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Re: Potential new issue: PSVI considered harmful

From: Simon St.Laurent <simonstl@simonstl.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2002 14:52:00 -0400
Message-Id: <4.2.0.58.20020613145052.01323a00@pop3.east.ora.com>
To: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org

At 11:14 AM 6/13/2002 -0700, Tim Bray wrote:
>Simon St.Laurent wrote:
>
>>XQuery has taken a stab at reducing the PSVI to something manageable, 
>>yes. (See [s1].)
>
>This is exactly the problem.  I quote from 
>http://www.w3.org/TR/query-datamodel/#psv

I agree that it remains a problem.  I have to admit that XQuery's version 
is easier to deal with (and perhaps more reachable) than the PSVI itself 
outside of a W3C XML Schema processing.

>An analogy: the PSVI is kind of like saying that the only way to ascertain 
>a person's weight is to go through a complete top-to-bottom physical 
>exam."   -Tim

Yes, that's quite perfect.

Simon St.Laurent
"Every day in every way I'm getting better and better." - Emile Coue
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