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Subject: Re: [ubl-ndrsc] Rule: 96 Two Schema

** Reply to message from Chin Chee-Kai <cheekai@softml.net> on Wed, 16 Jul 2003
10:08:16 +0800 (SGT)

There is no Pandora's Box here.  People can ask for different varieties of
Schema until they go blue in the face, but all that counts is what UBL decides
to produce.  It is quite normal for people to require Schemas without
annotations for use on production systems.  If UBL does not provide one, then
everyone has to remove the annotations themselves, and they may get it wrong. 
The UBL team saves itself a bit of trouble, but the rest of the world has to
suffer a distributed quality control problem.

Although I understand the orthodoxy behind only wanting a single normative
version of any deliverable, I strongly support UBL providing the two flavours
of Schema.


> Sorry, Tony, I am VERY STRONGLY against having more than
> ONE normative schema.
> Taking a step further based on proposed "normative optimized
> schema without documentation", why can't people ask for 
> "normative optimized schema without documentation AND
> without whitespaces" (ie, one long line of "optimized"
> non-fat milk?), and why can't people ask for "normative
> optimized schema in compressed WBXML binary format",
> and all sorts of other "normative" versions?
> Where does that stop??
> So, no, please don't open the pandora box.
> Best Regards,
> Chin Chee-Kai
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