A Plea for Schemas
rgl at decisionsoft.com
Tue Nov 2 09:56:36 GMT 1999
On Mon, 1 Nov 1999, Tim Bray wrote:
> At 12:07 AM 11/2/99 -0600, Paul Prescod wrote:
> >By the time you have a schema for your domain you have mapped out your
> >communal understanding of that domain.
> This is a surprising and counter-intuitive assertion that needs some
> supporting evidence. I disagree. I think large parts of the the
> "communal understanding" live in wetware between human ears and in messy
> procedural code.
Which is why, parenthetically, it's often quite awkward to process XML
using a declarative, rather than procedural, language.
Richard Lanyon (Software Engineer) | "The medium is the message"
XML Script development, | - Marshall McLuhan
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