A Plea for Schemas

Len Bullard cbullard at hiwaay.net
Mon Nov 1 23:34:52 GMT 1999

Paul Prescod wrote:
> people will probably not use it unless they are forced to.
> I suspect that the way forward is through the implementation of document
> management within organizations. Once a critical mass of internal data
> is properly labelled, that data can be made available on the Web using
> standardized metadata vocabularies. Corporations have levers for
> encouraging conformance that standardizers do not.

Coming in late to this, but IMHO, and after watching four billion 
spent on CALS, they will use it when it is easier to use than 
the alternatives immediately available and when RFPs require it.

How many of you know how to start, work, and complete an 
enterprise engineering project?  What tools would you use?

It is up to us to make schemas useful.  XML Doesn't Care.

len bullard

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