Some questions

Paul Prescod paul at
Thu Dec 2 16:39:19 GMT 1999

Matthew Gertner wrote:
> I can see the enormous interest in having a text-based format for
> exchanging object-oriented data. But can't this be done with a good
> object-oriented XML schema language, of the which the current W3C seems
> to be a very good start? 

One of XML's few innovations was making the schema optional. People
thought that was really important. If object representation requires a
schema then we're back where we started -- at least in that domain.

 Paul Prescod  - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for himself
"I always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more
specific." --Lily Tomlin

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