XML trade off 1 - DTD vs XML Schema

Don Park 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.


Don Park

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