ModSAX: Proposed Core Features (heretical?)

Bill la Forge b.laforge at
Mon Mar 15 21:07:28 GMT 1999

>For now, the earth is still the centre of the universe and I'd suggest
>keeping your eye away from that telescope thingy.

I feel like a two-sided heretic (a really bad coin).

1. I am a big believer in document-centric persistance. Tying data to
    a specific implementation or even to a particular application is
    insane. Data should conform to a standard.

2. I also believe in application-centric validation. DTDs and the like may
    be helpful for document composition, but validation of input is the 
    domain of the application. For a given document type (universal
    element name aka namespaces), the application should dictate
    (a) if it can process that document type and (b) how that document
    type should be validated.

For me, DTDs should be applied against the output of an application,
not its input.

I live in a binary star system and have three eyes. Earth? What is earth?


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