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RE: Draft of W3C Note available for review: Associating Schema

  • From: rjelliffe@allette.com.au
  • To: "Michael Kay" <mike@saxonica.com>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 11:06:54 +1100

RE:  Draft of W3C Note available for review: Associating Schema
>> It's just this kind of thing that gets XML a bad name. The
>> horse of XML Schema bolted a long time ago. Making clarity
>> suffer in the name of correctness is a poor decision.
> Eh? I'm sure it's correct that many people would assume that a W3C
> specification for "xml-schema" refers to the W3C specification entitled
> "XML
> Schema", and that it's therefore better to choose a different name. That's
> for the sake of clarity, not for the sake of correctness.

I would prefer <?xml-document-type ... ?>  myself, but it would have no

XSD and RELAX NG Schemas pretty much attach to single namespaces
(Schematron doesn't at all) so the document-type is what you get from
combining several schemas in order to limit/explain what is allowed in the

Rick Jelliffe

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