More chaos coming down the pike

Mike Spreitzer spreitze at
Mon Aug 23 19:32:39 BST 1999

> Also I'd like your opinion on the maintainability of this route. It
> seems to me that once you generate the DTD and distribute it to your
> business partners, internal customers and so forth, it takes on a life
> of its own separate from the UML model. Changes must now be considered
> in terms of backwards compatibility at the XML, not UML level.
> Documentation is mostly at the XML level, etc.

Why wouldn't you distribute the real source (XMI?)?  That seems better
than distributing something derived in a standard way from the source.


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