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Re: SVG 1.1, SVG Mobile move to Candidate recommendation

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 1 May 2002 18:54:38 +0200
Message-ID: <1232048156.20020501185438@w3.org>
To: www-svg@w3.org, Würgler Erich <Erich.Wuergler@ch.telegyr.com>
CC: svg-developers@yahoogroups.com
On Wednesday, May 1, 2002, 12:34:21 PM, Würgler wrote:

WE> Chris,

>> ... I am very pleased to announce that W3C has moved the SVG 1.1 and SVG
>> Mobile specifications to Candidate Recommendation status, and calls on
>> the developer community to intensively test, implement and use these
>> specifications now they have reached this level of maturity. ...

WE> What about the XML Schema that was included with the working draft from 15
WE> Februarz 2002, but has been dropped in the Candidate Recommendation?

It was a monolithic schema. As such, it was felt to be not useful for
SVG 1.1 which is a modularized specification.

Although W3C XML Schema is more suitable for writing modularized
specifications in theory, there is less experience with it in practice
than with DTDs.

WE> Are there plans for continued support of the schema, either in
WE> parallel or as a replacement to the DTD?

Yes. Please see the list of changes in SVG 1.1 CR:

>> Removed mention of XML Schema. The SVG Working Group will provide a
>> modularized XML Schema for SVG once the production techniques for
>> such a schema are better understood.

I draw to your attention the addition of Jun Fujisawa as third editor
(for modularization and DTD) and of Masayasu Ishikawa, Team contact to
the HTML WG at W3C as an additional author. The HTML WG produced the
DTD modularization strategy which we re-used in SVG 1.1. They also produced

Modularization of XHTML™ in XML Schema
W3C Working Draft 19 December 2001

The SVG WG plans to produce a modularized schema for SVG, in the 1.2
timeframe, and is pleased to be able to draw on additional resources
and expertise to do so.

 Chris                            mailto:chris@w3.org
Received on Wednesday, 1 May 2002 12:57:13 UTC

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