XML trade off 1 - DTD vs XML Schema
donpark at quake.net
Tue Aug 3 20:32:33 BST 1999
XML Schema information can be sent in fragments on as-needed basis and, on
the receiving end, cached and accumulated to avoid the problems you are
talking about. The schema cache can then be used to drive a validation FSM.
Further traffic reduction can be achieved by marking XML fragments with
'validated' hints via custom HTTP header info or embedded tag.
I really do not see a significant enough problem with verbosity that would
negate the benefits offered by the XML schema. Yeah, the software ends up
more complicated but that is what we get paid for.
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