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Re: [XForms 1.1] i18n comment: Reference to definition of data types missing (PR#7)

From: Felix Sasaki <fsasaki@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2007 14:07:04 +0900
Message-ID: <471C2FF8.3060505@w3.org>
To: John Boyer <xforms-issues@mn.aptest.com>
CC: www-forms-editor@w3.org

Hi John,

Sorry if I made myself not clear: I was asking for a reference to an 
XQuery specification, not for changing the namespace of the XForms 
definitions. I'm especially convinced to not use the XML Schema 
namespace by your third reason: the empty strings allowed by the XForms 
versions. Nevertheless, I still think a non-normative reference to 
XQuery with the explanation about the differences (like you provided 
below) would be helpful.


John Boyer wrote:
> Hi Felix,
> The working group considered this issue and decide to leave the datatype
> definitions in the XForms namespace for three reasons.  First, XForms is based
> on XML Schema 1.0, so new types will be added to a future version of XForms when
> an updated version of XML schema is adopted.  Second, datatypes in the XForms
> namespace are more convenient for form authors because they do not have to be
> namespace qualified in 'type' MIPs.  Third, the XForms versions actually are
> differeent because they also permit empty strings, which is also more convenient
> for form authoring.
> Generally, the latter two reasons are particularly important as they explain why
> all the xsd simple types have corresponding xforms datatypes.  XML schema has
> the mindset of validating a "full" schema instance, i.e. data that is about to
> be processed by a server-side business process.  This is a bit of a
> technological mismatch for forms, which describe the process for getting from
> "empty" schema instance to "full" schema instance.
> I hope you find this rationale satisfactory.
> Best regards,
> John Boyer
>> Comment from the i18n review of:
>> http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-xforms11-20070222/
>> Comment 2
>> At http://www.w3.org/International/reviews/0704-xforms11/
>> Editorial/substantive: S
>> Location in reviewed document:
>> 5.2.3 and 5.2.4
>> Reference to definition of data types missing
>> Comment:
>> The data types
>> dateTimeDuration
>>   and
>> yearMonthDuration
>>   are described as XForms data types, but they are data types defined in the
>> XQuery Data Model [http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/REC-xpath-datamodel-20070123/]
>>   specification. Please provide a reference to this specification from sec.  
>> 5.2.3 and 5.2.4. See also the
>> related comment from the XML Core WG  
>> [http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-forms-editor/2007Mar/0007.html]
>> , which is basically the same.
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