Schemas and strongly typed links (Was Re: Object-oriented serialization)

Matthew Gertner matthew at
Fri Dec 3 09:38:10 GMT 1999

Gabe Beged-Dov wrote:
> XLink doesn't even allow you to use a namespace qualified name for the "role" (this may have
> been fixed but it will be done as a new attribute value type like qname).  It certainly
> doesn't touch being able to specify a type for the property value.  The XML Schema group may
> end up supporting strongly typed references but I wouldn't be surprised if this fell off the
> plate.

This is really exactly what I am trying to get across. A tremendous
amount of effort is being invested in RDF, on various levels (specing,
implementation, evangelism, etc.). This shouldn't cause XML schemas to
be poorer! I may be standing alone here (am I?), but to me it would be a
minor tragedy if XML schemas did not support strongly typed links at the
schema level.


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