XSD: Proposed Goals, Rev. 3

John E. Simpson simpson at polaris.net
Thu May 28 18:33:32 BST 1998

At 03:56 PM 5/28/98 UT, Simon St.Laurent wrote:

My main concern is that the list of base requirements for ver. 1.0 is
growing too large. For that reason I'd make these suggestions:

>13 - Namespaces, per Peter Murray-Rust.  This is an issue I've been
>with all week. How to make best use of namespaces will be among the early 
>questions in this project's development.

Fold this into #3, something like "...normalized element and attribute 
structures defined in XML 1.0 DTDs, including namespace support."

>14 - Authoring, also per Peter.  Overlaps with 5 and 12 to some extent, but 
>seems important. 

It is important. Doesn't #5's "easy to create" include "easy to author"

One other item:
>The XSchema/XSD question is the largest looming issue I see right now.

Paul's argument about using XSchema is, as you said, pretty persuasive. I
also agree with others' comments about the likely confusion between the
standard and the document (XSD vs. SDD), and think we could resolve this as
well by calling the standard XSchema and the documents XSchema documents,
or XSDs.

2 cents. :)

John E. Simpson			| It's no disgrace t'be poor,
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