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Re: XMLSchema-datatypes synonyms not as useful as intended

From: <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2005 16:04:45 -0400
To: ht@inf.ed.ac.uk (Henry S. Thompson)
Cc: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, public-rdf-dawg-comments@w3.org, public-webont-comments@w3.org, www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org
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Henry Thompson writes:

> it's Broken As Designed, 

+1.  I agree.

> with hindsight.

I think some of us had suspicions from day 1.  As we're quite quick to 
note with respect to URIs, giving the same thing two names tends to have 
bad architectural consequences.  That's what we did with datatypes when we 
put them in two namespaces in parallel.  Let's deprecate.

Noah Mendelsohn 
IBM Corporation
One Rogers Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

ht@inf.ed.ac.uk (Henry S. Thompson)
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06/08/2005 04:52 AM

        To:     Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
        cc:     www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org, public-rdf-dawg-comments@w3.org, 
public-webont-comments@w3.org, (bcc: Noah Mendelsohn/Cambridge/IBM)
        Subject:        Re: XMLSchema-datatypes synonyms not as useful as intended

Personal opinion -- we should deprecate the XMLSchema-datatype
namespace -- it's Broken As Designed, with hindsight.

 Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of 
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