Re: XSchema Question 2: Namespaces
Lisa Rein writes: >it doesn't necessarily NEED to be stable, since any "specification" we >come up with is for experimental use only as our way of assiting the XML >working group for when they define the REAL spec yes? > >Let's not forget that - although I have been personally amazed at the >unprecedented usefulness of this discussion group for its unprecedented >assistance to the WG on numerous occasions (and myself personally :-) >It is the XML WG -- NOT US -- that will ultimately define "XSchema's" >syntax etc. (if that is indeed what hey decide it should be called). > >XML Schemas will be incorporated into the XML core itself, and must be >done so using due process...(to pick its prefix, or what have you...) In the long run, this is indeed true. In the short term, however, this is not a WG project and we are not using WG 'due process' - just public discussion leading to (hopefully) a rough consensus on a specification. This is indeed an experimental specification, but it is a specification we hope to complete by the end of June, _complete with namespaces_. It would be nice if some of this proposal survives as part of an eventual W3C specification, but it may well not. I'm focused on producing a workable specification, not contemplating its eventual demise. For a discussion XSchema/W3C WG issues, see http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/9805/0454.html . Also: >Also; why would XML schemas have a different prefix than their XML >documented counterparts -- XML Schemas will become part of the CORE >specification, yes? Someday they may, but we do need something for now. Their "XML-documented counterparts" use <! syntax, not instance syntax, so they didn't need another prefix. John Cowan writes: JC>Thus it is not necessary to standardize a prefix, although JC>it certainly would be reasonable to recommend one. Precisely. So may we recommend XSC? Simon St.Laurent Dynamic HTML: A Primer / XML: A Primer / Cookies xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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