etymology of "XSDL"

Hank Oxford hoxford at
Wed Sep 1 19:19:27 BST 1999

I don't know if it's official but I've been using it.  

I believe it stands for XML Schema Definition Language.  

>From the Abstract in the working draft: 
"XML Schema: Structures is part one of a two part draft of the
specification for the XML Schema definition language."

"DuCharme, Robert" wrote:
> Is "XSDL" an official way to refer to the W3C's schema language proposal?
> The acronym is used a few times in
>, but never spelled out. Can I
> assume that it stands for "XML Schema Development Language"? It's never used
> in Part 1 of the Schema proposal itself, and it's only used in Part 2 in
> Appendix A, which reproduces (as far as I can tell)
> Where did the acronym come
> into being--in the working group discussions?

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