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future SVG schemas: XSD or DTD normative?

From: Tobias Reif <tobiasreif@pinkjuice.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 12:09:14 +0100
Message-ID: <3C9084DA.70306@pinkjuice.com>
To: www-svg@w3.org
Hi,

in the previous draft of SVG 1.1

http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-SVG11-20020108/

, there was

http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-SVG11-20020108/#schema
  A XML Schema

http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-SVG11-20020108/#dtd
   B DTD
   "The next draft of this document will contain a non-normative DTD for
    SVG 1.1."

It stated that the DTD will be non-normative,
so it sounded to me as if the W3C XML Schema (XSD) is or will be normative.

But in the current draft at

http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-SVG11-20020215/

, there is

http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-SVG11-20020215/svgdtd.html#DTD
  A.1 SVG 1.1 DTD
  This section is normative.

http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-SVG11-20020215/svgdtd.html#XMLSchema
  A.2 SVG 1.1 Schema
  This section is non-normative.

a normative DTD and a non-normative XSD.

During the previous draft I started working on a software processing 
SVG schemas,
and because I thought the DTD won't be normative (a stated in the 
previous draft), but
the XSD will be normative, I chose XSD as format.

Well, anyway, it's all in draft stage, but could you comment on
which format will be used for the normative schema of the final SVG 1.1 
spec,
and what's planned for future versions like 2.0?
Personally, I'd prefer a nice XSD, and I think the current version is 
already cool.

TIA,
Tobi

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