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Subject: SV: [ubl] Re: Code list schema
>> for political reasons I think it best not to have any validation >> done via schematron that could theoretically be done using XSD. >Schematron is an international standard (ISO/IEC 19757 - DSDL >Document Schema Definition Language - Part 3: Rule-based >validation - Schematron) and therefore just as "official" as >anything that W3C has published. It appears to be reasonably well >supported in standard tools at this point, too. I of course agree with this, as it happens I love using Schematron but (and I'm probably just thinking in this context as my experience working in the government where the major thing to guard against seems to be people complaining) it's been my experience that managerial types understand XSD as the 'standard' and the other standards just make them cross cause suddenly we're throwing something new in the mix. If we throw something new in the mix that does something the other stuff can't then we minimize the complaints (although I still had some complaints at a recent talk I gave where people just wanted the code in 'java or .net' and not 'something new we have to support' - obviously these arguments lack soundness but I believe that it is the unsound arguments that often are the hardest to defeat as they arise not from some logical principles but rather some deep personality traits or other hidden factors we cannot discern). That said as I am a supporter of bringing Schematron in the validation chain, especially in customization etc. I'll agree that we should do it, but maybe we should put something in the NDR then about the 'officialness' of things.