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Post Postscript, Re: ACTION NEEDED (Charlie, Nick, Leigh): XForms 1.1 schema update

From: John Boyer <boyerj@ca.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 13:00:57 -0400
To: Forms WG (new) <public-forms@w3.org>
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Apologies for essentially sending this again, but 

1) it seemed a good idea to reiterate that the best approach (the one I 
think we should take) is to quickly update the XForms 1.0 schema with the 
new attributes and the few new child elements added in 1.1.

There are a few reasons for this.  First, it looks like a task that a few 
people could do in a few hours each. Compare with the fact that we have 
not had the upgrade to the modularized version in something like six or 
seven months now.  Second, I believe there is some concern about whether 
the modularized schemas will work in (virtually) all tools due to use of 
advanced features.  I'd rather have a schema that is more easily 
understood and more likely to be successfully processed.  If someone wants 
to spend more time writing a better schema, that would be OK, but I'd 
prefer that it not hold up the process and that we have a bit more time to 
reality check the result against more tools.  Meanwhile, having any schema 
that positions the new vocabulary into the current vocabulary is enough to 
answer the last call issue.

2) It seems the XForms 1.0 schema file I attached previous was co-mingled 
with the early 'modularized' files in some email packages.  So this email 
contains the baseline XForms 1.0 schema file as an attachment (in the 
original message below), and there are no other attachments.

3) The attached file *is* the same one linked from the XForms 1.0 spec, so 
the link to the attached file is here: 
http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/Forms/2002/XForms-Schema.xsd

Thanks again,
John M. Boyer, Ph.D.
STSM: Lotus Forms Architect and Researcher
Chair, W3C Forms Working Group
Workplace, Portal and Collaboration Software
IBM Victoria Software Lab
E-Mail: boyerj@ca.ibm.com 

Blog: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/blogs/page/JohnBoyer


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Postscript, Re: ACTION NEEDED (Charlie, Nick, Leigh): XForms 1.1 schema 
update







Also, frankly I think it would be OK if you guys decided that the 
modularized schema stuff was just too complicated to work with right now. 

Instead, if you want to work from the XForms 1.0 schema, that might be 
quite a bit better (e.g. it has the version list definition needed for the 
model already). 

Given that the modularized version has *not* been carried through to 
completion, I think it is better to have a 1.1 schema quickly and 
modularize later than to continue to have a thing called XForms 1.1 schema 
but which is not at all reflective of XForms 1.1, no matter how much more 
modularized its 1.0 description is.  Again, we can modularize later if 
anyone decides to take the time to do that. 

In case you guys decide to go this route, here is the file for you to work 
with: 



If it were me, this is the one I'd go with, for the reasons above. 

Thanks again, 
John M. Boyer, Ph.D.
STSM: Lotus Forms Architect and Researcher
Chair, W3C Forms Working Group
Workplace, Portal and Collaboration Software
IBM Victoria Software Lab
E-Mail: boyerj@ca.ibm.com 

Blog: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/blogs/page/JohnBoyer



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