RE: Draft of W3C Note available for review: Associating Schema
Michael, I'm pretty sure that only a person who has been thoroughly steeped in the XML community and its vagaries would interpret the word "schema" in such a constrictive way. I think to the average experienced XML user, "schema" is well-understood to refer to any document structure as defined by any structured "schema language" (such as RELAXNG, Schematron, or XML Schema). I'm with Edd on this one: It is definitely unfortunate that one of the schema definition languages uses the generic term as its proper name, but at this stage, an attempt to change horses midstream and use a different generic term than the one in common usage is only going to cause even more confusion. Doug Glidden Software Engineer The Boeing Company Douglass.A.Glidden@boeing.com -----Original Message----- From: Michael Kay [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 18:34 To: 'Edd Dumbill'; firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: RE: Draft of W3C Note available for review: Associating Schemas with XML documents 1.0 > > 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. Michael Kay Saxonica _______________________________________________________________________ XML-DEV is a publicly archived, unmoderated list hosted by OASIS to support XML implementation and development. To minimize spam in the archives, you must subscribe before posting. [Un]Subscribe/change address: http://www.oasis-open.org/mlmanage/ Or unsubscribe: email@example.com subscribe: firstname.lastname@example.org List archive: http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/ List Guidelines: http://www.oasis-open.org/maillists/guidelines.php
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