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Re: xml:lang in XML 1.0 (3e) and XML 1.1

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2005 12:45:39 +0100
To: "Martin Thomson" <martin.thomson@nortel.com>
Cc: www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org, public-xml-core-wg <public-xml-core-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <f5bvf24eqho.fsf@erasmus.inf.ed.ac.uk>

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Martin Thomson" writes:

> . . .  
> xml:lang is defined to be valid as the empty string [but xs:language
> doesn't allow it].

I thought we had agreed to fix this in the schema for the XML
namespace, not in the xs:language type definition, but the only record
I can find of this is here, from Robin Berjon to the XML Schema IG [1]
(member only), which simply offers a personal opinion (which I agree
with):

  "Much agreed, xs:language should mirror RFC3066 and xml:lang should
   provide a choice between that and the empty string."

Stipulate that this is the right way forward, then the action is
actually on the XML Core WG's plate, not the XML Schema WG's, since
Core has taken over responsibility for that schema . . .

ht

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-xml-schema-ig/2005Feb/0100
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