A Plea for Schemas

Len Bullard cbullard at hiwaay.net
Tue Nov 2 02:40:36 GMT 1999

Tim Bray wrote:
> At 07:43 PM 11/1/99 -0500, David Megginson wrote:
> >My customers rarely ask about schemas -- they're a lot more worried
> >about transfer protocols and digital signatures.
> And when my customers *do* ask about schemas I start to get nervous,
> as it is often a symptom of starry-eyed hope that when they write the
> schema they've cracked the nut, and somehow "XML will do the rest."
>  -Tim

When we get finished looking at their data and our schema and 
factoring the time to do the conversion, we let them decide 
who will pay to do the rest.  If they need XML for that, we'll 
give them XML... according to our schema. :-)


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